A Song in the Forest

What come to mind with the word silence? We live in an environment that is filled with noise and distraction. The prompt for Five Minute Friday is: SILENCE. Bible verses have directed my thoughts.

There is a time to keep silence, and a time to speak. Ecclesiastes 3:7

We are commanded to have times of silence.

Be silent, all flesh, before the Lord, for he has roused himself from his holy dwelling. Zechariah 2:13

This gives me pause. Do I spend time in awe, quiet before the Lord? My day always goes better when I begin with prayer.   My prayer time can  improve with a period of silence, waiting to hear the Lord.

We are encouraged by the Psalmist to be loud in praise and worship.

Shout for joy in the Lord, O you righteous! Psalm 33:1

Someday there will be a great song of praise.

Oh sing to the Lord a new song; sing to the Lord, all the earth!
Sing to the Lord, bless his name; tell of his salvation from day to day.

The trees sing for joy

Let the heavens be glad, and let the earth rejoice;
Let the sea roar, and all that fills it ;
Then shall all the trees of the forest sing for joy
Before the Lord, for he comes,
For he comes to judge the earth.

Psalm 96: 1-2, 11-13

May our times of silence be broken with praise and worship.

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Carol

Carol is a follower of Jesus and a wife, mom & grandma. She worked for many years as a childbirth nurse and prenatal educator. She recently retired from clinical work. She has written articles for nursing journals and devotionals. Her novel, Aliisa’s Letter, was published in 2010 and she is currently working on another project.

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