LISTENING FOR GOD'S VOICE OF LOVE
Most people on planet earth have never heard
the sound of silence. They have never been in a location that
was totally devoid of sound created by humans.
If you want a challenge, try to find a place where you can
experience total silence without any sound pollution. It's
In this picture, I have set up camp several hundred miles
off-road in the Empty Quarter of Arabia. We are far enough into
this remote section of desert that most of the vestiges of
humanity are absent except for our campsite. After the sun goes
down, and you lie on your camp cot, you can sometimes hear the
sound of silence. If you hold your breath, you will hear
absolutely nothing. Total silence. This rare moment doesn't
last long because high above your head the faint roar of a
distant aircraft pollutes the silence with sound.
Now that I am back in "uncivilization" working, there is no
silence in my life. No matter where I am, there is noise
everywhere. Nearly every day, I hear boom cars thundering out
hundreds of decibels of noise polluting my not so silent world.
They can thank God that I don't have a Predator drone with a
load of Hellfire missiles. I don't know if I could resist the
urge to obliterate their megawoofers as they inflict their sonic
assault on innocent bystanders.
The sonic assault isn't just on the street. Since I came back
to "uncivilization", I carry ear plugs to church to protect my
ears from the "divine decibels" pulsating from the stage at the
front of the auditorium. The music is so loud that I roam
through the back of the auditorium trying to find a safe haven
where the surround sound can't damage my hearing.
Maybe I'm old-fashioned, but I like the sound of silence. The
only time I ever feel like I am near God is in those infrequent
silent moments that are so hard to find. For me, the only way
to hear God's voice of love is to become silent and listen.
My cathedral is out in the desert hundreds of miles from "uncivilization"
where I can experience total silence. When a bird flies by,
it's so quiet that I can hear the flutter of his feathers in the
wind. When I'm out there, I'm standing on sacred ground.
As night descends on our
campsite, I feel like I am in a cathedral that stretches from
horizon to horizon. I have a front row seat on eternity as I
survey the night sky; many of the stars that I'm looking at died
out millions of years ago, but their light is only now reaching
our side of the milky way galaxy.
In the silence and splendor of the moment, the trivial events of
my life fall away, and the important things come into focus.
And if I listen to the sound of silence, I just might hear God's
voice of love.
Excerpt from :
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