The most common use of the word loud is for a high or strong volume of sound, but that is not the only application. We also use loud to describe some colours, the ones that we think are bold, brash and vibrant. In a similar way we may say someone has a loud personality, that doesn’t necessarily mean that they are always noisy, but that they are flamboyant, attracting attention, and very noticeable.
And when to be quiet!
From the tone of my writing you may have gathered that I am more naturally a quiet, reflective person – particularly first thing in the morning!
I’m on the same page as the writer of this proverb. In the morning I prefer peace and quiet. While I have my first cup of coffee, there is an invisible ‘do not disturb’ sign on my forehead. Just because I am up and functioning, does not mean that I am fully awake. It takes time before I am able to engage and start responding…
Be who God created you to be, loud or quiet!
We all have our own personality type which are equally valued and accepted in God’s sight. He made each one of us uniquely. In creation we see the loud and flamboyant, the small and exquisite, the ordinary but essential, and each has their value and their place.
I am trying to embrace the loud. It doesn’t come naturally, so for me, it is easier at some times and places, than at others!
Make a joyful noise unto the Lord, all the earth: make a loud noise, and rejoice, and sing praise. Psalm 98:4Tweet
More than anything else, let us each in our own way, make a joyful noise to the Lord in praise and worship today! Will you join me?
This post is part of the Five Minute Friday writing community link-up, where we write for five minutes on a one word prompt. Today’s word is ‘loud’.
Some of the other link-ups I join can be found here