How often are you still? I mean really still, no television, no music, no internet, no nothing.
Yesterday I was waiting in the car and the radio was off, my phone was off, there was nothing but silence. I began thinking of how rare an occurrence that is these days. Even if it is quiet around me, my phone is my instant connection to the world.
In that stillness, all other sounds became suddenly loud. I could hear sounds I had not listened to in quite a while. In listening to those sounds, I became aware of other, not audible, "sounds."
My thoughts, it seemed, became very loud. I could think of things without distraction or interruption. I could not escape my own self in that moment. There was Another in the stillness I could not escape. I realized the quiet caused me to more easily think upon God, to contemplate Him.
Let us all take time to still ourselves, to reflect upon our God and to know Him in ways we cannot know in the noise and movement of our usual day.