Silence has precious gift to offer
Silence is precious and profound in our lives. Our days and nights are filled with noise. We have constant noise around us from street sounds, radios, "elevator" music, air conditioners, persons we know and others we don't.
Silence. It's hard to experience: to be so silent that one can listen for the spinning of the earth.
I love the phrase in a poem by Julie L. Moore, "Silence like early morning, like indigo deepening at the bottom of the sea." One can "see" and feel silence in that sentence.
On Christmas some of us will experience the early morning silence broken by the excited squeals of children. For others it will be only the plopping of the newspaper on the driveway or the TV news that awakens us.
Somewhere in holiday celebrations we need to listen to the Psalmist who said, "Be still and know that I am God."
If you listen closely on that morning, perhaps in the silence you'll hear a voice and know it is the voice of God telling of his love.
The Rev. Lawrence Corbett is senior minister of Central Union Church.