Sound of Silence

It’s been one of those weeks, culminating in today, when I have been humming along to a tune.  Fortunately this week it has been one I’m quite familiar with and fond of!!

I treated the congregation to the full three minutes and five seconds of what is perhaps one of Paul Simon’s best known pieces of writing.  I’m not sure what the inspiration for the song was, I try to find out, but all the official sites seem silent on that subject!!

The sermon took a wide angle lens look at the passages (1 Kings 19:9-18 Matt. 14:22-23)

and suggested that:

“The point at which the miracles happen…    … is the point at which we re-enter and engage with the world”

All this stems of course out of both Jesus and Elijah dwelling with God atop the mountain…

 Hello darkness, my old friend,
I’ve come to talk with you again,
Because a vision softly creeping,
Left its seeds while I was sleeping,
And the vision that was planted in my brain
Still remains
Within the sound of silence.