The Longest Silence

Apr 19, 2016 1177

The longest wait was when that woman who was a foreigner followed Jesus along the road, crying out,

Have mercy on me, O Lord, Son of David! (Matt. 15:22)

For a time, he answered her not a word.

The longest wait was when the crowd cried for the blood of the immoral woman thrown at Jesus’ feet.

And he remained silent while he wrote on the ground (John 8:6–7). And all the time, the woman wondered.

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 time when you will go through times of apparent 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: 13 who were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God. – John 1:12–13 (NKJV).

The longest silence was when that Friday they placed him in a tomb behind a rock. They thought he would never again be heard.

But on the Sunday the whole world heard his voice.

You are forgiven. You are accepted. You are loved. You are His.

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