XXXV. O sacred silence, help me hear Him speak!

Then the LORD said, “Go outside and stand on the mountain before the LORD; the LORD will be passing by.” A strong and heavy wind was rending the mountains and crushing rocks before the LORD – but the LORD was not in the wind. After the wind there was an earthquake – but the LORD was not in the earthquake. After the earthquake there was fire – but the LORD was not in the fire. After the fire there was a tiny whispering sound. When he heard this, Elijah hid his face in his cloak and went and stood at the entrance of the cave. -1 Kings 19:11-13

O sacred silence, help me hear Him speak!

Remind me that life’s more than work and haste.

Say once more He’ll sustain me when I’m weak:

That, even flawed, I cannot e’er be waste.

His patience help me learn, and wisdom teach,

That I might know my value in His eyes.

In worldly terms, success I’ve yet to reach;

Help me to seek a grander, lasting prize.

I’m frightened by how quickly I forget,

The ease with which this world tempts and distracts.

So often things not sinful, I regret,

And heed not how within my soul He acts.

Yet He is working, claiming more of me

Each desert day I humbly bend the knee.


About Victoria Grefer

Victoria is a New Orleans girl, born and raised, with an appreciation for the charm of the Deep South. She has a bachelor's degree in Spanish and English and a master's degree in Spanish literature, all from the University of Alabama. From the age of six she dreamed of becoming a writer, and her writing career begin in the third grade with a series of stories about herself and her friends solving mysteries. She self-published the Herezoth trilogy between 2012 and 2014 and is working on its second edition. She is soon to be a graduate student of theology.
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2 Responses to XXXV. O sacred silence, help me hear Him speak!

  1. LOVE THIS! This Scripture passage is one of many, many favorites. While I crave silence and quiet, I don’t often make proper use of it. Great reminder.


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