We live in a noisy world. In many homes the TV is on from morning to night. The workplace is filled with activity, and just getting to and from work is a trial. Restaurants and waiting rooms have music or TV constantly playing. Our children face similar pressures, and when free, are at a video game, or closed in by the ear buds of an ipod. Most don’t know how to sit for an hour on the sofa just reading a book. I don’t think I overly exaggerate. With such activity we lose the ability to hear God. He has said, “Be still, and know that I am God…”(Ps.46:10) God has never intended to be silent with His people. He speaks through His Holy Word, and through the “still small voice” of His Spirit to our hearts. Our Lord is patient, and kind. He uses many avenues to open our hearts to Himself, but He does ask us to listen. The Lord said through the Prophet Isaiah, “In repentance and rest is your salvation, in quietness and trust is your strength…” (30:15) Find times to let your heart become quiet before the Lord, and listen.