"Many are the sorrows of the wicked, but he who trusts in the LORD, lovingkindness shall surround him." - PSALM 32:10
Noise is the nagging companion that stalks us everywhere. Music drones in waiting rooms, thuds in restaurants, where dishes clatter and orders are shouted. At home the TV blares, phones ring, doors slam, pets yelp. It makes one yearn for a cone of silence. That day when an adulterous woman was brought to Jesus, the accusing religious herd was silenced suddenly. “Let the one who has no sin throw the first stone,” He said (JOHN 8:7). Sounds of dropping stones and scampering feet replaced growling voices; then there was silence. The Prince of Peace had surrounded her with lovingkindness.