Psalms 94:19 (LB)
"Lord, when doubts fill my mind, when my heart is in turmoil, quiet me and give me renewed hope and cheer."
Pastor Noel Tan said that the new generation is the Generation Noise.
Why not? With all the gadgets, MP3s, ipods, cellphone, it is as if one cant live without hearing something. That's why now when we seldom hear our phone rings we suddenly feel alone? Why was that?
We now consider TV family and we fondly call them "Kapamilya" or "Kapuso" whichever station you prefer. Radio are not as satisfying when we want to hear our favorite song being played, we tend to switch on to MTV and watch it being played.
Our cellphones were not pardoned, with the built in recording programs, radio, MP3/MP4. And the plenty and more accessible malls around, how can you not get lost with such noise.
Haaay, so when was the last time you did really have some quiet moments? Come on, think! Dun dun dun dun... eh di last blackout due to Storm milenyo. Sabi ko na eh, may maganda ngang dulot yung bagyo! There was no network, no electricty, no landlines either. Did you notice how quiet your surrounding was? How serene, how peaceful. The air we breathe was cleased too. (The air was clean, yeah!, well at least for around 1 hour after the big storm the air was fresh, afterwhich the buses and jeepneys were off again polluting.) Still, after the storm we had enough time to think things over. God may have wanted us to mellow down. As if hearing Him say, "Anak, relax lang. Everything is in my hands."
I am not underestimating the wrath Milenyo did, I am just focusing on the greatness of our Father's power. He permitted earthquakes and volcano eruptions but it did not stop us from doing all our endless petty toil while there are lots of significant things to do? So now here goes the STORM. I will always remember Milenyo and how it made me quiet for some time.
As we begin our lives in our own noisy environment, pause for a while and rekindle how good the Lord was and is to you. Remember how great He had been and allow yourselves to hear Him even for a while. Because if you just go on your day without some tranquil moments you'll end up being consumed by the noisiness of these generation.
Have a peaceful and quiet weekend friends. God bless you.