Unlimited: The Longest Silence
Sep 4, 2020 1021
O God, do not remain quiet; Do not be silent and, O God, do not be still (Ps 83:1, NASB).
The longest silence was when that woman who was a foreigner followed Jesus along the road, crying out, Have mercy on me, O Lord, Son of David! (Matthew 15:22)
The longest silence was when the crowd cried for the blood of the immoral woman thrown at Jesus’ feet.
The longest silence was when they had brutally nailed Jesus to the timbers, and they raised him up high. What would he say? “Father, forgive them, for they know now what they do” (Luke 23:34).
There will be times when you also will go through what seems to be your own time of ‘longest silence’, and when it seems that God is absent, and you are alone in that silence. But it is not God who is silent; it’s just our hearts that need tuning to his frequency of love.
Listen to it now: But as many as received him, to them he gave the right to become children of God, to those who believe in his name (John 1:12, NKJV).
The longest silence of all was that Friday when they placed him in a tomb behind a rock. They thought he would never again be heard. But on that Sunday the whole world heard his voice.
You are forgiven. You are accepted. You are loved. You are his.
– Eliezer Gonzalez
Eli’s Reflection: In the Bible, the longest silences have the most glorious resolutions. Are you going through a time of silence right now? Pray that God will keep you faithful until you receive his answer.