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In a loud voice they were saying: “Worthy is the Lamb who was slain, to receive power and wealth and wisdom and might and honor and glory and blessing!’
Revelation 5:12 (ESV)
Please be quiet!
Shushed. It happened in elementary school. And at the library.
My mom insisted on my silence in church—the right thing to do. So, apparently the preacher could yell. But me? No freedom of speech from the pew.
True, I didn’t have the floor or the stage.
As a child, I remember when grown-ups shushed me. They asked for a little peace and quiet—for their sanity.
Oh, if we rewound the tape, there’s more examples of attempts to silence me. Instead, let’s fast-forward to present day.
I’m a woman now. Sure, certain scenarios in life call for silence…to be shushed. When my husband’s watching one of his favorite TV shows or wants to hear something on the news. I get that. I need to hush.
Still, the world and culture often whisper, “Shush.” They want to silence me. But there’s one thing I can’t keep silent about.
No way. No how. Never. I refuse to be quiet about my Lord.
Because Christians are called to share our story and God’s story. And to praise God.
You see, there’s no other name I’d rather showcase in my heart and life.
No other name I give all the glory and honor to.
So as long as I have breath, I’ll tell about the great things God has done.
And I’ll proclaim, “Worthy is the Lamb!”
World, you can’t shush me…not about this…not about Jesus.
I need Him. And you need Him.
Jesus, I praise You. You are worthy to be praised and receive all the glory and honor. Give me power through the Holy Spirit living inside me to boldly proclaim You to others. I will never be silenced or kept quiet about my Lord. Amen.