Peace and Quiet

3 March, 2013, sunrise,, green lake, trees, 001

The house is quiet.

The seconds drip out of the clock into my ears.

I remember my grandmother’s clock –

and different seconds ticking away.

Slower ones made their way across a quiet table, set for two.

Time for quiet. Time for silence –

Only the dripping of seconds.

I don’t remember what was said at the table,

Only what wasn’t.

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Father, show me when to to embrace silence and welcome it

rather than to destroy it with words and other noise.

Teach me when to speak and when to be silent.

Ecclesiastes 3:7

10 Comments »

  1. What resonates with me are your lines, “I don’t remember what was said at the table, Only what wasn’t.”

    What is that expectation that we hold that makes us ‘ hear” the Un-said rather than the said?

    Shakti

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    • Thank you for your kind comment, Shakti. I believe that we are made in God’s image and He says of Himself that He is the Word… We bear in some form a part of that within us. Words are something much deeper than just spoken, they resonate deep within a soul and heart … there they make up the essence of a person. The Bible says that out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks (Luke 6:45) … I think that is why we can connect at the heart level, even when we don’t speak … I am thinking of sharing deep pain and loss with a person just by being present and never saying a single word…
      What a marvelous thing to be created in God’s image.
      Thank you so much for stopping by today 🙂

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  2. Thank you for those words of encouragement … yes, lets feed our souls by actively listening for His voice in creation, rather than being too busy with our own creations … blessings to you!

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