“Lord, there was silence today.
The forest didn’t speak,
Only a lonely crow, calling into an icy morning for company.
Lord, ice-covered paths were before me.
The paths didn’t speak,
Only the sound of my slow, unsure steps.
Lord, snow-covered fields surrounded me.
The fields didn’t speak,
Only a gentle, quiet whisper from the sun on my face.
Lord, thank you for silence,
For assurance of your presence,
and for the Hope in our hearts.”
“For thus said the Lord God, the Holy One of Israel,
“In returning and rest you shall be saved;
in quietness and in trust shall be your strength. …”(ESV)