Noise really does wear you down. It causes your body to react in many ways that we sometimes don’t realize.
These past weeks have been noisy for me.
I look forward to two days of retreat—of solitude that is not simply being alone but of being alone with God, of silence that is not absence of sound but the absence of noise.
Like Elijah, I seek the Lord not in the earthquake, not in the raging wind but in the gentle breeze.
I pray for this grace to be able to set these past weeks aside and focus on the God of the gentle breeze, the God whose power is not in noise but in the sound of His voice alone—the voice that calls me from my tomb to break the fetters of sin that bind and the mask of death that blinds and commands me to walk into the light.