Be still and know that I am God
No phone, no computer, no television, no noise, Just buckets of silence.
God chose the stillness of a garden for humanities first home. Adam and Eve were surrounded with babbling brooks, singing birds, radiant flowers of all colors, towering trees and majestic mountains. They looked out on deep blue lakes and had the loving admiration of every animal in the garden.
God gave humanity silence but the world gives us noise. Two very different systems silence brings us closer to God while noise takes us away from God. Is it any wonder why we crave to get away from it all and return to the solitude of nature. We feel so at peace and relaxed after spending quiet time in nature surrounded by it's beauty. After-all, God met Adam and Eve every day in the silence of the garden. It is next to impossible to meet God en-wrapped in an atmosphere of noise.
Soren Kierkegaard said: “The present state of the world and all of life is diseased. If I were a doctor and were asked for my advice, I should reply: Create silence! Bring me to silence. The world of God cannot be heard in the noisy world of today. And even if it were blazoned forth with all panoply of noise so that it could be heard in the mist of all other noise, then it would no longer be the word of God.”
Nothing gets us closer to God than buckets of silence thrown over this noisy world.