In silence, the profound peace of Christ settles in its fullness on the human heart.

But the LORD is in his holy temple; let all the earth keep silence before him.” (Habakkuk 2:20)

Permeating Peace

The noise outside, a clanging whirr,
Is drowned out by the noise within.
When heart and mind no longer stir,
True silence and peace can begin.

Silence can quell needless worry,
Unmask the perceptions that blind,
Still the mind’s relentless hurry,
And free the heart of ties that bind.

In silence, all fear dissipates,
The shame of sin washes away;
A profound peace then permeates —
The soul is stilled to watch and pray.

In silence, His Spirit is known;
His presence, palpable and near,
Rests on her soul — His earthen throne;
Her heart is lifted, free and clear.

Pure love is silence’s first goal:
To still the heart and fill the soul.

May the profound peace of the Spirit permeate our hearts and souls and lift us to Himself in the silence that surrounds His pure love.

(c) Paul Buis, 2004