We live in a moment when all of creation is crying out for help. This pattern runs very deep; the things that we never hope for has come upon us; now we groan under the pressure of the storm we encounter. Let the heavens sing and the earth cry out with a thundering roar for the emotions we feel. In the solitude and silence we endures.
Who are they and who are us: it’s a question we asked ourselves because in a modern world with everything to help us improve our status we are more isolated than ever in modern history. We speak and we share a common need however we are socially isolated. Our connection is through the media and for this purpose we might never meet yet we can be connected in an instant. We operate in silence not able to share our most private thoughts or get help where it is most needed because who can we trust!
In all of this, we have a creator who is there waiting to help “for in Him we live, and move, and have our being” no need to feel dislike or out of place; there is an opportunity to connect to the source of our existence. In God we are made strong in Christ. He choose us for his work. We carry his make upon us even when we are in silence, he knows our need and is there to help us cross over any barrier.
No doubt we are in a state of isolationism even as we go on our way operating as if all is well; the truth is, we suffer in silence not willing to share our inner pain; we set ourselves apart from others. Is this a defense mechanism in which memory of an unacceptable act or impulse is separated from the emotion originally associated with it? This is a question that only an individual can answer because in the moment of silence, only they knows.
I often like to reflect on the words of a song I love where it states, “The state of affairs at the moment indicates that a stand will have to be taken soon by we the people ourselves” We can’t allow divided voices to separate us if we are going to rise to the challenges we face. Let there be a change by the people. It’s time to get out of isolation in a country divided as we all face international isolation because of the actions of politicians. Can we afford to suffer in solitude and silence without lending our voices to the injustices and moral decay that is prevalent amongst us? I will say people arise and open up your eyes!
Another day; another moment and our rights are being stripped away. Executive orders are being signed when one doesn’t want to be silence for untruths and we smile in silence not realizing that was just another stripping of justice that is being taken away. Just like the nations we abhorred in the past, we are now right on path following along those very lines. Electronic surveillance is the order of the day as cities and states seek to follow our foot prints in the name of contact tracing. Soon they will know how many people live in your homes because there will be spy cam everywhere. Do we think for a moment that this is a lie? Or will we give little or no attention and say, “Oh that will never happen here!” You better think because while we are in silence and solitude sleeping with lack of foresight and awareness there are underground workers planning to take away your freedom! No need to remain in solitude and silence; educate, participate, communicate and evaluate! Let us shine the light on the problems we face. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden so rise up and shine your light.