In the Silence

The Lord is here; let all the earth keep silent. ~ Habakkuk 2:20

Silence: when there is no traffic noise, no shouts or screams or sirens, no slamming doors or barking dogs, no leaf blowers or lawn mowers or car alarms that shriek in the night.

Silence: when we cease our endless doing and stand, awestruck: overwhelmed and astonished by the glory of creation. Silence: when our hearts are so filled with gratitude  that are lips are stilled; there are no words. Silence: when we can hear the Voice of peace, the promise of joy.

Silence: not an absence of sound, but an attitude of heart. We can achieve it anywhere; we must simply listen.

Shhhhhh.

The Lord is here; let all the earth keep silent. ~ Habakkuk 2:20

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About inklingscommunity

I am a struggling Christian, committed pacifist, near-obsessive recycler, incurable animal lover, inveterate tree-hugger; a nature mystic, a socialized introvert, an advocate for the vulnerable, an opponent of exploiters.
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