There is another kind of silence.
Oh yes, there is the silence of anger - the "silent treatment." There can be the silence of confusion. Or fear - a "silent scream." Maybe you have been manipulated or harmed by others who kept quiet when they should have spoken up. Not hearing from a friend is a silence that can eat away the relationship over time. Much devastation can happen in this type of silence.
But there is another kind of silence. Sunrise devotions with a loving Father. Holding a hand at the hospital bedside. Old friends enjoying the sunset together. Love hushed into adoration. Quietly experiencing surges of joy and delight gurgling up from His depths. A simple place of quiet where beloved children are embraced.
STRENGTH FOR THE JOURNEY
"My heart is not proud, O Lord,
my eyes are not haughty;
I do not concern myself with great matters
or things too wonderful for me.
But I have stilled and quieted my soul;
like a weaned child with its mother,
like a weaned child is my soul within me.
O Israel, put your hope in the Lord
Both now and forevermore.
Psalm 131 NIV