Saturday, June 13, 2015

Too much noise?

~Saturday Stories~

Sometimes I get stressed because the people around me are so noisy. But most - if not all- of the time I shouldn't. God's Word tells us to be patient. 

There is such a thing as inescapable noise:
Dishes on the table when your brother isn't careful
Shrieks of delight from a teary-eyed teenager
A door slamming shut a little too hard.

There is such a thing as inescapable noise:
Singing in the garden when you mama is happy,
Cries in the park by a broken-hearted toddler,
A glass cup falling to the hard floor.

There is such a thing as inescapable noise:
Whispers in the night when your sisters aren't sleeping,
Cheap, obnoxious bargaining in the city's square,
A deep puddle invaded by a rushing car.

Do everyone a favor -
And yourself one too, you know,
Take a deep breath,
Close your eyes for three seconds.
Then feel the air leave your lungs.

No stress allowed.
This is inescapable noise.

It is hard to be patient sometimes. But it is worth it.

Also, there is an even better noise than these, one we NEED to make. 

"A psalm. For giving grateful praise.

1 Shout for joy to the Lord, all the earth." Psalm 100:1 (NIV)

Our God is so great! Let us praise Him!

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