NOISE, GET OUT!
Matthew 9:23-26 When Jesus arrived at the official's home, He saw the noisy crowd and heard the funeral music. (24) "Get out!" He told them. "The girl isn't dead; she's only asleep." But the crowd laughed at Him. (25) After the crowd was put outside, however, Jesus went in and took the girl by the hand, and she stood up! (26) The report of this miracle swept through the entire countryside.
Noise. There is so much of it in our daily lives and then if you add in a tragedy the well-meaning often only add to the cacophony. Though we are commanded not to grieve as those with no hope, even Jesus wept at the tomb of Lazarus. He drew away to a quiet place upon hearing of the death of John the Baptist. And here His command to the noise and the bringers of it is to "Get out!" And then He explains that they are mistaken about what has taken place. Though the girl was physically dead, The Resurrection and The Life had arrived and He would awaken her.
The crowd did what it does. It mocks at God, at His existence, at His power, at the possibility of life after death. Their mockery does not deter Him. He raised her up. This could not be hid and the word of it spread through the entire countryside.
Miracles often take place in the silence. They are often missed because of all the other noise. Even Elijah heard the voice of God as a still small voice. Is it time for you to stop the noise for a while? Do you take time for silence? Are you ever away from Facebook, text messages, Twitter and the like? Shut it down. Be still. Tell your heavenly Father what you need and wait, and listen.
Father in heaven, help us tell the noise to get out. Show us the importance of the silence and when we take time to seek You please manifest Your presence clearly to us. In Jesus Name, AMEN!!!