Silence is the sanctuary for God’s presence residing in the depths and recesses of our heart. In the solitude and quiet, we seek and discover the love of Christ dwelling with us. In the silence, we become still to hear God speaking life to us. Be still and know I am God.
It’s a sacred space that the doubting and questioning thoughts which overrun our minds slow their pace so we can contemplate life, not from a physical but spiritual dimension. Silence is not the absence of noise but the place we cultivate the various voices and troubling thoughts in our lives which come between God and us.
The silence can be chaotic before it becomes quiet and still in our heart and mind. Silence moves us beyond our conscious thoughts and ideas so we can contemplate the perplexing questions of why am I here and the meaning and purpose of my life. Silence helps us uncover the uniqueness of who we are and understand our destiny in the vastness of the universe and that we are not alone.
The silence lifts us beyond our internal and external thoughts, and we discover the inward voice of God telling us that we are loved. You and I are daughters, sons and joint heirs of His divine kingdom. Silence is the sanctuary for God’s presence where we discover His unconditional love and never-ending hope for our life.
He says, “Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth.” Psalm 46:10 NIV
Now if we are children, then we are heirs–heirs of God and co-heirs with Christ, if indeed we share in his sufferings in order that we may also share in his glory. Romans 8:17 NIV
Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made. John 1:3 NIV
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