“For God alone my soul waits in silence, for my hope is from him. He alone is my rock and Salvation, my fortress; I shall not be shaken.” (NRSV)

It is really hard to wait on God in silence. We can wait, but as we wait we want to grab on to the distractions of the world to help us through the waiting. If you are a sports fan, you might take in this or that NFL, NBA, NHL, NHRA, or what ever acronym you chose in order to wait. If you are a music fan, there are so, so many choices in the air or online or in you r I-Pod or other device. Wait in silence? We ask why. But I remember that Elijah fled to the crevice of a rock and though distractions came his way, did not hear God except in the silence. That is why.