I appreciate what N.T. Wright is saying about the momentary and potent silence in heaven. It’s not just the absence of chatter or even shouts of worship, but a “profound, still, deep experience.”
I don’t think I’ve been very successful, but I’ve tried to help my own children appreciate this truth. It’s not the old adage “children are meant to be seen and not heard” that I’m talking about. I mean, just as I’ve helped my children, who are both musicians now, to appreciate music of all kinds, I want them to be comfortable with silence, to welcome it and to find comfort in it instead of feeling agitated and anxious for more ear candy.
Shhhh. “Be still and know that I am God.”