What would you think if one of your friends complained that you never called or spent time together? Even though you saw this friend on the street or at work, both of you felt that you needed more. But now, whenever you saw one another, you heard complaints. Finally, encouraged by the complaints, you called your friend and there was no answer. You sent a text message, but received no reply. Still hearing complaints, you eventually begin calling and texting at all hours of the day and night (sometimes knowing that your friend was certainly at home) and still, there was no answer. During this time, you set aside money so that you could take your friend out to eat… but there was no answer.
What would you think of your friend?
What would you thing of their complaints?
Often we complain that we have not heard from God, that God seems far away, or that we have not seen God at work. But despite our complaints, we fill every waking hour listening to music, radio, watching television, playing video games, with Facebook, Twitter, and all manner of other distractions with no time left for silence.
The psalmist wrote, “Be still, and know that I am God.”
How often do we embrace the silence?
How often are we simply still?
When God calls, are we so surrounded by noise and distraction that we don’t even notice?
How often do we listen?
Are youthe friend that isn’t answering the phone?