Silence the noise

Silence the noise

Acts 21:40 “Having received the commander’s permission, Paul stood on the steps and motioned to the crowd. When they were all silent, he said to them in Aramaic:”

Paul speaks to them in their mother tongue, in Aramaic. But that wasn’t what silenced the crowd so that he could speak. It was the use of his hand.

What did he actually do?

Did he put his finger to his mouth to suggest they should be quiet?

Did he wave his hands downwards to suggest they settle down?


Whatever he did he did not antagonise them further, so he didn’t give any rude gestures that’s for sure!

Sometimes in order to be heard we need to silence the crowd of voices. We need to find a way to capture the attention of people. If we are going to communicate the love of God then we need to overcome the disputing and competing voices.

I am not sure how that applies to you but Paul knew what he should do and it worked.



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