In the world we live in, we love noise. We love doing things, anything, so long as it keeps us from quiet - the deafening but ever so loud silence. In this day of technology it’s very possible for someone to distract themselves for a whole day; morning to night.
I came across an article yesterday called ‘The Case for Boredom.’ It wasn’t really a case for boredom but for pauses – for moments when the external stimuli stops and we get enough time for some actual thought to arise, or for some contemplation to occur, or just simply for silence to settle in.
If the Apostle Paul never paused, if he never had a quiet moment to think about himself, the world, the nature of man, the problems of man, and God, at least two things would’ve happened:
1) We’d be missing half the New Testament.
2) He’d never find cause to pray.
: The world has reaped the benefits of those two things. May we be like the Apostle Paul? May we not be scared of the silence that pushes us deeper into pondering the questions of life. But, all in all, may our thoughts be of help to others through fellowship and prayer.