Silence….. in ALL the Churches?

SILENCE

Silence
Is
The absence of
Sound

Or
Is it
The presence of
Quiet?

Why
Would it
Be golden
If it is
Nothing?

Silence
Can only
Be heard
By stillness.

The still
Small voice says
Be still
And know…

Silence
Has a
Sound
For hearing ears.

Silent prayer
Is
Required
To hear Him

The heart of worship–
The lord is in His house
Let all the earth
Keep silent.

Silence
Must be kept
Like
A precious secret.

Silence
Must be observed
If only
For a moment.

Silence
Falls
On a rapt
Congregation.

Silence
Is
An argument
From absence.

Silence
Is a
Pregnant
Pause….

So…..

‘Let all mortal flesh keep silence,
And with fear and trembling stand;
Ponder nothing earthly minded,
For with blessing in His hand,
Peace descends
Our full homage to demand’

Pentecost 2012

  • http://aerycksmusic.wordpress.com Eric Sawyer

    It’s a pity that there wasn’t more written about our Lord’s testing in the wilderness.

    Taking The Easy Way ( 2nd Chapter of Acts ) – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s_zFFvqMdEA

  • http://www.mikeglennonline.com Mike Glenn

    We have a young adult worship experience called Kairos. Wheneve we survey them about their favorite part of the worship silence, they overwhelmingly say “the prayer time,” which is mostly silent.

  • Gwen

    It is a profound revelation that those you–and others like you–with such an appreciation for, and skill with, words/sound, also hold silence in great esteem. I concur. Thanks.

  • Allen Browne

    Excellent, Ben. Well expressed.
    Silence is indeed about focusing on the other. When I am truly listening, my own voice is stilled.

  • http://raddestnerd.com raddestnerd

    Thank you for this. It is very powerful.
    Also the timing is perfect.
    I lead the English speaking church at a Korean congregation.
    We are currently without a “worship leader.”
    I believe we will try meditating on God along with this poem in our services.

    Blessings. Dr. BW3!

  • Lynda Sipes

    Thank you, Sue for sharing this. Silence is always more powerful that words!! Spending that time of silence in God’s presence is so awesome and fulfilling. Love you, Lynda S


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