"The Sounds of Silence"
"In restless dreams I walked alone, narrow streets of cobblestone."
Today's "funk" is courtesy of Simon and Gar"funk"el. Get it? Sorry, if you didn't read yesterday's post, you might not.
I'm linking up with Kathy over at "You'll Shoot Your Eye Out" today and playing along with her Songography.
As I think upon the words of this song, I think of the weekend and the holiday we, as Christians, are celebrating.
As the song talks of the darkness, and the silence within it, I am brought in my mind to a hillside so many, many years ago. Where a man of 33 was on a cross - nails pounded through his feet and hands. His mother standing below, along with his best friends, weeping. Where the soldiers stood and mocked him, giving him vinegar to drink as he hung there dying. Slashing his side and laughing and asking where his "God" was?
I think of the moment of his death, where the earth quaked and the curtain in the temple was torn. When the valley's were filled with darkness, even though it was in the middle of the afternoon.
And then, the silence that followed as this man cried out, "It is finished".
The silence of the next day as his body lay in his tomb.
The silence of grief.
The silence of a man so loved, who spoke of things to come and performed miracle upon miracle, who was man, yet God.
My heart and mind truly embrace this holiday every year. While I love the promise of a new life brought with Christmas, the birth of this holy man, I truly and completely embrace and hold to the truth's found in Easter.
The silence was broken upon that Easter morn when his body no longer was found in the tomb. The silence of a mother's tears when she sees Jesus standing before her, a new body and new promise of eternal life for all who accept and believe.
I accept. I believe. I rejoice in the promise of a new life beyond this one.
Honestly, I love the sounds of silence. It's those moments that I reflect within myself and the world around me and I am again warmed in my mind, heart & soul knowing what lies beyond for me.