Sounds of (Not Quite) Silence

Tonight’s insomnia is brought to me courtesy of Steve Litchfield. He snores occasionally (and if we are honest, all of us do that at times). Tonight he has got it going in full chain saw mode!! I am chalking the cause up to some meds he had today and frankly, it is comforting to hear (just from the living room instead of our bedroom!).  I would not like or find comfort in the  sound of silence that would accompany his absence from my life.

Since I am up and awake (trust me – I am both), I can pray for him, thanking God for the gift he is. Even after 21+ years, I am still amazed God knew how perfect Steve would be for me. I can also be thankful that he is here, in the house, with me. In those thoughts, I realize the quiet in the homes of our men and women in uniform while they are away, defending our freedoms, including the right to worship as we choose. And I can pray for our government – federal and state – and for the impact that the unpleasant noises surrounding issues of importance are having on the lives of many especially right now.

I will take my Stevie noise. It is comforting. And I will continue to pray for him and for those circumstances that have us all in a stir as a State and Nation.

I claim again today, this verse from II Chronicles 7: If my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land.