If you're anything like me, the idea of silence sounds pretty great this time of year. Non-stop Christmas music, sitting in traffic IN A PARKING LOT at the mall, hustle, bustle, and all that. Yeah. Silence. I'll have some of that.

"Heartbeat" tells the story leading up to Jesus' arrival, when God's people were experiencing a season of silence. But instead of a few peaceful moments of rest, this silence lasted centuries, and was marked by their separation from God.

I hope you can experience some silence this season, but a silence wherein you can draw near to Him. If your silence is the hopeless kind, know that God is at work, just like He was 2,000 years ago, when he revealed Himself in a way he never had before.

Be encouraged by "Heartbeat."