The noises of our busy world often keep us from finding the peace that exists in the quietness of our inner selves. Paul Simon’s song, The Sound of Silence was released in 1964. While his lyrics might be interpreted in a number of different ways, they do give us the opportunity to consider the importance of meditation in our lives.
“Hello darkness my old friend, I’ve come to talk with you again”.
As we quietly contemplate the darkness around us, we get the opportunity to not only share our thoughts and ideas with our God, but we get to listen for answers to our questions.
“Because a vision softly creeping left its seeds while I was sleeping”.
While waiting patiently in our darkened mind we can envisage the presence of our God.
“When my eyes were stabbed by the flash of a neon light that split the night and touched the sound of silence”.
Paul Simon perhaps could foresee how people would become so entrenched in their busy lives that they would lose sight of the God of their creation. Today we see so many texting while walking, talking or playing on their phones without hearing the sounds of life around them.
“People talking without speaking. People hearing without listening”.
Our God is reaching out to us and we need to find the time to quietly listen to His voice.
“Hear my words that I might teach you, take my arms that I might reach you”.
Instead we have created our own worldly Gods. We seek money, power and riches.
“And the people bowed and prayed to the neon God they made”.
Let us take the time to find our God in the sounds of silence.
I’m Peter Mack and that’s faith.