The Deafening Sounds Of Muted Walls

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TheDiscipleMD

It’s interesting how walls can talk to you. I guess it is no so much the walls that talk, but what they are adorned with that scream out to be heard. A few years ago I sat in my Fathers library and gazed about. I saw a clock on the wall and a diploma from a prestigious university. But mostly I see pictures of family members. One of my deceased Mom and one of my Dad; both when they were in the prime of youth. There are pictures of my Uncle and Aunt, photos of great grand babies, and some of my brothers and sisters. They hang on the wall with fixed faces, forever frozen in time. Their mouths don’t say a word, but their place on the wall speak volumes of their worth to its owner.  There is a cross-stitch, done by my mother, which communicates all that the pictures represent. It simply says, “Together Forever”.

You can learn a lot about the owners of walls by how they adorn them. Some adorn them with beautiful scenic photos, or pictures of famous people, both alive and dead. Others have great masterpieces of art. Still others the certificates of honor that man have bestowed upon them. All have their place, of course, but the deafening sound of muted walls adorned with eternal things speak the loudest to my heart.

My Mom had it right. Families can be “together forever”. She was taught such, believed it, then taught me the same. I too believe it! It is evident by the adorned walls of my father’s library that he holds his family most sacred, and most precious. The volumes in the bookcases are wonderful to see, and it is inspiring to know that he has read most of them. But his library walls speak louder volumes and are more inspiring because they represent the inner soul of the man I call “Father.”

“Peace be within thy walls, and prosperity within thy palaces!” (PSALM 122: 7).

 

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