In the beginning, when God created the heavens and the earth, the earth was a formless wasteland, and darkness covered the abyss while a mighty wind swept over the waters.
Gen 1: 1-2
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Before the beginning and at the beginning there was silence.
Why is silence so special, so necessary? Why does it give us such peace?
The answer is “In the beginning,” before the beginning, and despite all that comes thereafter in the present as well.
Silence. In silence there is God. In our silence we find God. In our silence is our Shelter and ourselves. In our silence is The Intimate, the intimacy for which we long with each breath we breathe, with each heart beat – in each and every second.
When you are alone in the valley, with the shadows of worry and the chill of pain and disappointment, there is your Silence, your Companion. On the peak, in the sun – there, too, is your Silence, your Companion. In the long walk in the rain and the stormy wind, as autumn leaves fall and cold hastens, there, too, is your Silence, your Companion.
No matter the circumstances, in silence life is reverent as your Companion is present, present in all circumstances and all life – yesterday, today and tomorrow. Silence does not depart ever, a constant presence – The Wind over the Waters.
Silence is Our Ready Presence, The Vigilant One – eternal, infinite and evermore.
We live beyond words, with God, in silence. In this we are invincible and eternal – one with God, our true state of being.
From the womb before the daystar have I begotten thee.