The silence of the soul in the sanctuary of God’s presence


I was on for a Zoom meeting, but there was a problem. The audio was echoing so badly that I was unable to hear the others talking. For each person who spoke, their voice echoed at least a dozen times, making their words incomprehensible. Not only that, my voice echoed in my own ears! Between my voice and the voices around me, it was difficult to hold a coherent thought. Imagine my relief when things stilled and I was able to hear the voices of those in the meeting with clarity again! The Holy Spirit whispered to me, “that’s what coming away with me is all about. You find sanctuary and stillness in my presence. You can hear my voice again.” 

“When every other voice is hushed, when every earthly interest is turned aside, the silence of the soul makes more distinct the voice of God.” [Ellen White, Special Testimonies on Education p. 163]

In Mark 6:31, hear these words of Jesus as a personal invitation. “And he said to them, “He said to them, “Come with me by yourselves to a quiet place and get some rest.”

Thank you, Jesus.

Friends, you are invited to rest. You are welcomed into the sanctuary of the presence of the Living God. Enter into God’s Sabbath, beloveds.