That day after the Savior had died.
The pounding of the nails, the jeers of the crowd, His cries of pain.
His body in the tomb.
They surely longed to hear His comforting voice.
They had left jobs, families, everything to follow Him.
Confused, afraid, every dream of how they thought it would go crashed to the ground with their Master’s final breath.
“Lord, why aren’t You here? Why won’t You speak? “
Did Jesus’ words from the past whisper over the consuming, choking, shock of all that had just happened?
Or was there only horrible, silence?
Was their grief without hope as their minds failed to reason how anything, COULD EVER, be okay again?
Have YOU been there?
Surely, you’ve been there too.
This life can be hard…gut-wrenching at times.
Have you been desperate, wondering, questioning, and God seemed only silent?
Is He still faithful when He doesn’t do what you expect?
Do you walk away when His ways are not your ways? When He doesn’t explain
Can you hold on to His promises?
In THOSE moments….
In the silence?
Oh friend, HOLD ON!
God was at work on that Silent Saturday, the day after the Cross, and He is at work in the lives of His children right now.
He was faithful then, and He won’t stop now!
Keep trusting and obeying….and HOLD ON…
Hold on. Hear the whisper of the Savior who comes to bring good news to the poor, to bind up the brokenhearted, to set the captives free, to demolish strongholds and addictions, to comfort those who mourn, to bring beauty from ashes, to wipe every tear, to give hope to the hopeless, to strengthen the weak, to defeat death, to make all things new, to prepare a place for those who call Him LORD… and so very much more.
Oh friend, hold on in the silence….
He is at work in a thousand, billion ways you cannot see in the silence.
Hear the whisper… and then the SHOUT!