What Is The Sound of Silence?
Simon and Garfunkel answered the question what is the sound of silence with their folk song written in 1964. I woke up the other morning with this song in my ears.
This was unusual because I hadn’t thought of this group since I was in high school. Let’s just say that was quite a while ago. I asked the Lord what He was trying to say to me about this.
I went to youtube and listened carefully to the words. I began to receive the revelation I believe the Lord wanted me to hear as I listened.
What is the sound of silence? We are living in a very dangerous time in our nation’s history. Our society can either self destruct, or learn to heed the voice of its Creator.
It is clearly a time of choosing. Our choices will effect our nation, and the lives of our children and their children. Will we see God’s glory cover the earth or will we end up like Rome?
Many historians have agreed on the top 3 reasons for Rome’s demise. As you read these, they will sound very similar to what is going on in the United States of America today.
First was the undermining of the family and the value of life. Second was higher taxes and spending of public money for free bread. The third reason was the mad desire for pleasure.
Do this not sound like the America of today? What is the sound of silence?
What Is The Sound of Silence
In The Church?
What is the sound of silence in the Church? It is a tragedy. I have noticed most Christians are so afraid to stand up for their beliefs.
These sounds of silence are hurting our society. The Church has been trapped in a place of fear of speaking what must be told.
I believe if we speak up we can see a change. The Bible tells us in James 4:17 that if we know what is right and we don’t do it, that is sin.
Shouldn’t we speak up against the evil we see in our society? How many babies will continue to be murdered? How many couples will live together in sin?
How many people will be duped into thinking homosexuality is okay? How many will die without knowing a Savior?
Did not the Lord give us a voice to speak up against injustice? Other people have been speaking pretty loudly such stuff as:”If you can’t be with the one you love, love the one you’re with”, and “if it feels good do it.”
How did Jesus handle injustice when He came face to face to face with it? He ruffled lots of feathers and His Words changed everything! And when God spoke, “Let there be light!”, we have been enjoying that light ever since.
We were created in God’s image and when we speak as His ambassadors, our words are powerful, too. If this is so, why are so many of us echoing sounds of silence?
What Is The Sound of Silence Words?
Read over the words to this song, and let it resonate inside you:
“And in the naked light I saw ten thousand people, maybe more
People talking without speaking, people hearing without listening
People writing songs that voices never share.
And no one dared disturb the sound of silence.
“Fools”, said I, “You do not know silence like a cancer grows.
Hear my words that I might teach you,Take my arms that I might reach you”
But my words, like silent raindrops fell
And echoed in the wells of silence.”
This cancer of silence is killing us from within. Our nation was founded on God Himself. How far we have come from His founding principles.
Father, forgive us for the sounds of silence you have heard from your children. Help us to hear Your Words, and heed them.
May we boldly speak, like Elijah and Esther, what must be spoken at such a time as this.
May we be silent no more.
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