Silence is not wasted time, but useful time spent. (Mr. Rogers, late TV personality)

We don’t “hear” much silence today. In modern society, noise is omnipresent whether it’s ringing smart phones, blasting TVs, or frenzied musicians at a concert. Rogers, no doubt, was thinking of a more ideal world, where people would try to find idle time just to relax, think, or meditate. Such time can revive one’s spirit to face that noisy world.

Let all that I am wait quietly before God, for my hope is in him (Psalm 62:5). In quietness and confidence is your strength (Isaiah 30:15).