My nights are not always silent, and my days? Well those can be louder than a freight train. Our society doesn’t much value silence. I am constantly bombarded by noise from the TV, the trash truck rumbling by my window and even my own smartphone. When Little Man is finally asleep and the house is still that’s when the chaos of my inward thoughts begin. The never ending to do list, the worries about life with another child, scheduling out our day for tomorrow, the list can go on and on because my brain never really turns off. Sometimes the hardest thing to silence is my own thoughts. Yet as I sing “Silent Night, Holy Night” I am reminded that it’s only through silence that I can see God’s Holiness and allow His voice to penetrate my internal clutter.
So as we all prepare externally for Christmas with decorations, wrapping gifts, baking and writing cards let’s also prepare internally for the coming King. Let’s be intentional about finding the silence. Let’s learn to truly rest in the Lord and trust that He is faithful to meet us in the silence.
My soul, wait in silence for God only,
For my hope is from Him.
He only is my rock and my salvation,
My stronghold; I shall not be shaken.
On God my salvation and my glory rest;
The rock of my strength, my refuge is in God.
Trust in Him at all times, O people;
Pour out your heart before Him;
God is a refuge for us.
Selah. Psalm 62:5-8