When the Lamb ripped off the seventh seal, Heaven fell quiet— complete silence for about half an hour. Revelation 8:1 (TM)
"How often do I sit in silence?" I thought as I read this verse this morning. I know I fill my life with constant noise. There’s multiple TVs, radios, CDs, mp3s, computers, fans, a window air conditioner, electronics, and even a "noise machine" to sleep with. Our lives are filled with noise. Am I avoiding silence? Several times I’ve planned to go to a silent retreat, but something always comes up. I wonder if I’m afraid of silence. What happens when there’s nothing to audibly distract my thoughts?