Silence as beauty
Silence as contemplation
Silence as wisdom
Silence as fear, hiding
Silence as moral victory
Silence as moral failure
Silence as the absence of God’s presence
As with Abraham, when God speaks He asks for betrayal.
As with Jesus, the Father asked the unthinkable.
As Jesus said in the moment of His death,
“My God, My God, why have You forsaken me?”
Jesus knew the silence of the Father.
I think that sometimes in our haste to make God speak, to seek some word or prophecy, or some insight, we miss the profound nature of His silence. And, like the cymbal crash in a great symphony, sometimes the timing is all-important. The right word spoken at the wrong time is not a right word; and so we must respect, even reverence, God’s silence.
A beautiful, powerful, and thought-provoking book.