Summer. In some of our lives, it’s a quieter time. There are chances to get out of the city for a while, and even to get “un-plugged”.
Someone once said that silence is golden – and, given how rare silence can be, we should definitely appreciate it when and where we can find it.
But that silence can also be an invitation. The lack of distraction allows thoughts to go deeper. And if we go deep enough, those thoughts become questions – about life and about meaning.
As Christians, we’re convinced that those questions aren’t something to be afraid of for the simple reason that there is an answer – and his name is Jesus, the one who claimed to be “the way, the truth, and the life” (John 14:6).
This summer, why not let Jesus speak into your silence? Begin with one of the gospels – the first accounts of his life and ministry, and the first record of his words. Let those words sink into the deep places where the deep questions lurk. If you do, while you may not always be able to find quiet, you will find peace.