“In Silence”

To start off the new year, we had the incredible opportunity to do an eight day silent retreat. Going in, I had no idea what to expect. Eight days of silence and solitude sounded kind of miserable. But, as soon as I shut the door to the world by committing to seeking only God during that time, I found a totally new depth in my faith.

A few days in, I was so full of joy, I was literally bubbling over. I had a smile I could not suppress. I was so happy I covered my face, worried that I might distract the other missionaries from their experience on their own retreat. I felt like a fool, but in a good way. I was seeing God, and experiencing His love in a totally new way. I decided to write a song.

I picked up my ukulele, and began playing a melody I wrote almost exactly 4 years ago. I wrote it the first time I picked up a ukulele. Words came to mind so quickly my pen had a hard time keeping up with them. Before I knew it I was finished. Later, while sitting in the Chapel, I realized that God knew as I first picked up a ukulele and began playing a simple song on it that He would have me here as a missionary 4 years later falling into a deeper love with Him and living life to a fullness I never expected. Without further blabbering, here is the song. Please download and share it with whoever you think may appreciate it.


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Thank you for listening. I hope the song brings you some of the joy it continues to bring me.


In His love,

-Nate Schaff

About the Author

I like to make music and fix things: cars, houses, whatever. As a missionary I get to help Jesus fix souls and sometimes I do that through music. #bestlife message me: [email protected] Twitter/Instagram: @LT_Nate