Yesterday my wife and I had a visit to a doctor’s office. We sat for a time in the waiting room. The TV was on to one of the daytime programs. No one in the room was paying the least attention to the TV. The same is true wherever we go. Restaurants have music, usually bad, or TVs around the walls. Ear buds are everywhere. Are we really so afraid of silence? There is really something spiritually significant here. Quietness reaches to our inner being allowing God’s Spirit to work. Noise blocks Him out. God said through Isaiah, “In repentance and rest is your salvation, in quietness and trust is your strength…”(30:15) Repentance, that is, turning to face our Lord, coming humbly to rest before him. In quietness and trust we draw upon His strength. Unfortunately, God immediately followed this statement to Isaiah’s people saying, “but you would have none of it.” Tragic, and led to their downfall. Quietness, calmness of heart and mind, is a beautiful thing. It is not to be feared, but embraced. Make time for quietness each day.