Seeing God in the Silence
When one considers the many ways God works, reveals, and speaks through the Bible, it is easy to grow concerned that in our present times God seems suspiciously silent. With each new day, it seems the world is rapidly spinning into greater chaos and disorder.
The feeling that God seems silent and absent is a common tension throughout the Bible. For generations, God’s people watch and wait for God’s deliverance.
Learning to see God at work in the midst of what we perceive as silence is an important part of growing and maturing as a follower of Jesus. As Chuck Swindoll explains, “God’s silence doesn’t mean His absence. Silence is God’s call for you to grow deeper.”
One of the best places to learn from God’s people, waiting in the midst of desperation and silence, is the birth narratives. This Sunday, we will begin an Advent Series from Luke’s careful account. In Luke 1:5-25, we find God breaking 400 years of silence to speak to old priest Zacharias who would become the father of John the Baptist.
If you are struggling to "see" God at work when He seems silent, you don't want to miss this message.