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April 30 , 2010 - Focusing On The Sound

"The Lord said, 'Go out and stand on the mountain in the presence of the Lord, for the Lord is about to pass by.'"

"Then a great and powerful wind tore the mountains apart and shattered the 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 came a fire, but the Lord was not in the fire. And after the fire came a gentle whisper. When Elijah heard it, he pulled his cloak over his face and went out and stood at the mouth of the cave. Then a voice said to him, "What are you doing here, Elijah?"'."
(1 Kings 19:11-13)


'Sitting at a Wendy/Tim Horton's restaurant I focused on the sounds.

  • A group behind me deep in conversation
  • Another couple to my right both speaking in another language
  • A constant warning beep from the Wendy's side that something was ready or cooked
  • The sound of a tray being laid on the counter
  • Paper bags being opened, some being crumpled
  • The door to the Rest Rooms squeak open and closed
  • A soft cell phone conversation goes on beside me
  • Laughter over the radio playing in the ceiling speakers
  • The guy next to me thumbs the cell phone in and out of its plastic holder
  • The door on the Wendy's side slams shut in the wind
  • Another couple sitting across from each other laugh and their eyes sparkle for each other
  • An alarm goes off like a school bell

So many sounds, all potentially distracting, some overwhelming really. A thought goes off in my head to stand up and yell at the top of my lungs, 'SHUT UP!' just to hear the sudden shocked silence-the thought continues on through my mind and out.

God I want to hear Your still small voice even in the madness.

Was that thunder? Thunder because lightening flashes as well, the storm promised earlier is here. DF

Rejoice in the Lord Always!

Dario Ferko

RIBO JD Smith Insurance Brokers
105 West Beaver Creek Rd.
Richmond Hill, ON, L4B 1C6
Tel: 905-764-7868
Fax: 905-764-9618
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