Day 14 of 40 Days of Grace – What Do You Hear in the Quiet Places?

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Day 14 – For as long as most of us have the gift of hearing we are blessed. Is there anything nicer than hearing the words, “I love you” from a significant other or your own child? Beautiful music which may soothe heart and soul after a stressful day or week, is lovely to the ears.

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Sometimes I enjoy the sound of quiet. Yes, though that sounds like an oxymoron, a break from the cacophony of the noisy world is a respite I enjoy. These are the times I can be comforted that I am in a warm house as the wind whistles around the outside corners of the building. The house itself settles and the cat purrs in my lap.

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It’s nice to get away from loud news reports on the radio or television, the clever quips of a situation comedy, or car crashes in an action film. Even being away from the stream of motor traffic can be more peaceful.

In the silence I can actually hear myself think and process thoughts better without distraction. Occasionally I hear the still small voice of the Holy Spirit. What a gift! What grace! I don’t stop often enough to listen. Sure, I read scripture, I pray, but do I really listen for the voice of the Lord? Not often enough.

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