Speaking of the Abbey, this is one of my favorite pictures. This is the entrance to the main chapel. It's a very long walkway and as the sign suggests, noticeably quiet.
It seems fitting.
I've always thought approaching God can be a little too familiar at times. Don't get me wrong, God wants us to freely enter into his presence; He died to grant us access into all that He is and all that He has for us. But sometimes it might do us a favor spiritually to remember that we not only enter into the living room of our dearest friend, but the throne room of God Almighty.
Lately as I've taken extra time to spend with Him I can almost hear in the depths of my soul-
It's nothing more than a whisper.
And my soul quiets before the creator of all things and the occupant of this heart.
And I know without a shadow of a doubt that He is near.
True worship might just always begin with silent reverence.