Scared of the Silence

We live in a world that is constantly full of noise.  You can never get away from sound.  From the random orchestra music in the elevator to the popular tunes on the radio, music invades every area of our lives.  When we finally get to times of silence, it seems very awkward.  I was eating with some friends tonight at a noisy restaurant.  The background music was stopped and there came the awkward silence that comes once in every five minutes of conversation when one of the people in the group remarked that the silence was very awkward.  Even when it seems awkward, we need to still embrace the silence.  Because in the silence is where we can meet God.  When we are willing to steal time away from this busy world of our day to day noise-filled worlds that is when we are in a place of silence waiting to experience God.  I am reminded once again of the words in the book of Psalms: “Be still and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth” (Psalms 46Open Link in New Window: 10 NIV).  We need to be willing to journey out into the silence and know who God is and exalt Him as King of our lives.