Saturday, September 8, 2012
Hearing - #BlogElul 21
In the congregation itself, people talk and sing and there is often much noise going on. We think about the meal we need to prepare, about the family and friends we will be greeting at our table. We chat with people we may not have seen all year. So much distraction.
Where is G-d in all this? In the noise and singing? Let us think for a moment about these lines from the Book of Kings.
When the prophet Elijah was called to stand before G-d, he got quite the display of natural wonders, wind and earthquake and fire - so much noise. But in the end, G-d was in the still small voice that spoke to him. Elijah needed to get through all the distraction and noise to be able to hear the voice of G-d in his heart.
Can we put all the distraction aside and hear the still small voice?