Today's posting is a little later than normal because I was at St. Michael's School doing opening devotions for Lutheran School Week and staying around for the start of Neon Day. I still have my Neon shirt on.
One of the worst things you can do to a preacher is tell him he has to be quiet. My wife Joan tells me that I am not a quiet person and she is right. The Angel Gabriel told Zechariah that he would not be able to speak for nine months, until his son would be born, because Zechariah did not believe God's promise. No Way! That had to be really hard. Zechariah had a lot of time to think about God's promise.
There are times when we need to be quiet and let the Lord speak to us. God tells us in Psalm 46:10 to be still, be quiet and know that He is God. One of the most important lessons I have learned is to make time every day to be quiet and listen to God as He speaks to me through His Word. That may be the only time during the day that I am quiet.