In an average year, the United States of America is a buzzing beehive of activity. On average Americans drive 3.5 trillion miles a year, take more than 16 million flights, spend $330 billion on big meetings, almost a $ 1 trillion on sports, make 45.5 billion trips to restaurants and over 20 million visits just to Magic Kingdom in Disney world. That is a lot of activity, burning a lot of fuel and it costs about $22 trillion in total to make all that happen. If that does not make your head spin, I don’t know what does. But here is the deal. When there is so much happening, so much activity, so much running from this task to that, it is super hard for us to hear anything but the noise of our own activity. But there are also times in history when God wants to be heard, especially when He wants to do something big and He needs His people to listen. So He decides to shut the whole world down. Yes you heard that right. God can shut the whole world down when He wants to get our attention. Ps 65:7 says this, “You quieted the raging oceans with their pounding waves and silenced the shouting of the nations”. God has certainly quieted us. Here are some observations about this shutting down that God has effected.