“Make some noise, let’s hear it.” The electronic sign bellowed out to the 50,000 fans watching the ball game.
That is my summary of the election yesterday. Noise.
We still have the rule of law. We still have Two houses of Congress. In two years we’ll vote again.
There are two kinds of noise; natural and manufactured.
It’s the loud, consistent rumbling on the airwaves that gets our attention. It’s the thunder that causes us to look out the window. It’s noise, it’s the alarm clock that wakes us from slumber. The loud arguments between relatives disturb the kiddies. The media and what we hear on the tube, see on videos, hear from the media, from Hollywood, from Washington, and locally is manufactured noise that has the effect of dividing us.
Then there is the natural noise of nature. Thunder and lightning, volcanoes, hurricanes, tsunamis, the roar of a lion or bear, the woofs of a rabid dog, the hissing of a snake. We run to take cover. We huddle together. We reach out for a solid safe hand to hold onto. It’s the natural noise that draws us together.
The Psalmist wrote, “Be still and know that I am God.”