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    Whenever I have been a part of a gathering that took a moment to be “silent” there always has been music playing. True silence seems to be so uncomfortable. Why do you think we are so uncomfortable being silent particularly in a corporate sense?

    Does anybody know of any scriptures that speak to this topic of silence?

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    I’ve also been a part of communal silence when music is playing, but I have never been a part of true communal silence. I wonder if we are uncomfortable with the idea of communal silence partly because in our culture we value noise (turning on the TV even if we aren’t sitting down to watch it, plugging in the headphones while running or cleaning or something, etc.). I wonder if another part of the reason is the fact that our culture values doing and not just being.

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    “…our culture values doing and not just being.”

    D1n, what does that teach us of our churches view of the gospel when as a community we feel the need to “do” when we come into our gatherings before God instead of just “be”?

    Right? I mean the gospel says receive. There is nothing you must do now or ever to earn the love of God. I think we have a harder time understanding the gospel after we become follower of Jesus than before. It is harder for us to rest in his love after we have received because now we feel like we have to pay him back. He says “No”, just rest!

    Bringing it back to the topic of creation; this is what creation commands. How often have you looked at the night sky, embraced a warm beach and looked over the thousands of endless blue miles of water and just stood or lay there speechless. there are no words. Creation commands us to stand in awe, in silence, of the God. We must only receive, and that’s the gospel!

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