“I love the silence, The way it speaks to me, When there’s no silver linings, It reaches me, I love the silence”Joshua Luke Smith – Silence (feat. Kyra)
This is the intro to Joshua Luke Smith’s new song called Silence ft. Kyra. Speaking more in-depth about the meaning behind the track, Joshua explains:
“Silence was the song I didn’t want to write. It’s more of a confession than anything, an announcement of the inescapable aloneness that confronts me (and I think is all at one time or another). I’ve learnt the only way to find true solace is through silence, that until I face what is hidden most deeply within, healing and peace will remain unreachable. The words of the philosopher Blaise Pascal, ring out with such truth to me now…
” of all our greatest problems come from our inability to be alone with ourselves.”Joshua Luke Smith
There is a greater force behind Joshua’s words that many should know about. So my question is, What drives this man?
Silence is a song that screams self-reflection to me. A little silence goes a long way… Especially when we need to identify truly what is in our hearts and what drives us.
As Christians, this is an important part of our walk with God. Because it does not help anybody when all we do is look good, portraying an image of protection is dangerous especially in the society we are currently living in. In truth, no matter how good you think you are, we all fall short of the Glory of God and there is no one without sin (Romans 3:23).
“Coz I killed the truth by living a lie, I buried my feeling to reach to the sky, I thought that you couldn’t have both, So I trade silence for babble distracted and shallow, At least with the noise I can drown out my voice.“Silence – Joshua Luke Smith
Christians, readers, whoever you may be, we need to stop being numb to the truth our world is facing. Our hearts need to change for the better and we need to stop thinking only about ourselves and start looking around, truly connecting and helping others. But how do we stop thinking only about ourselves? How do we change for the better? How do we learn to truly care about what is going on in the world or in our society?
“We’re obsessed with the world in our hands and have forgotten the world that beats within us.”Joshua Luke Smith
I found his quote in a Ted talk , where I watched Joshua speak about real issues in a poetic format and it brought such a conviction in me that I believe we all need.
We need to unplug the noise and spend time in Silence, so we can pray, reflect and allow God to change us. We need to hear what He has to say.
“Search me, O God, and know my heart! Try me and know my thoughts! And see if there be any grievous way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting!”Psalm 139:23-24
We are wasting time looking at our screens, liking other people’s lives while we are not living. Social media has filtered out anything real and truly important. We as human beings have a duty, A calling to make a difference in the world we are living in. We are not meant to be controlled by our very own creation.
Joshua knows this and I can hear it in his voice. He knows what I and many of the Christian community knows. That the human condition is broken and we need a savior. Only one can truly save, one that has been sacrificed for our sin on a cross 2000 years ago. He is still alive because he was resurrected from the dead and He ascended back into heaven.
When you believe in Jesus Christ, your entire nature changes, your heart lives for goodness and righteous things, you live to please Him. Once you are saved your hatred for sin grows and your desire to please God increases.
See I say this out of experience but the word of God has already prophesied that it would happen to people (Ezekiel 36:26; 2 Cor. 4:16; Ezekiel 18:31; Ezekiel 11:19; 1 Sam. 10:9; John 3:3; 2 Cor. 5:17).
You might not think you need this change, you might think you are a good person but according to scripture if we just compare ourselves to the 10 Commandments we will quickly change our mind(Exodus 20).
We all need Jesus.
Be blessed by this TED talk by Joshua Luke Smith.
Have a listen to Silence, Just click the link below and enjoy.