Embracing the Silence

I’m sitting in the quiet of the early morning.  I can faintly hear the rain outside and the gentle snore of the dog.  But it’s mostly quiet today.

The silence seems appropriate as I remember the day of Jesus’ burial.

I imagine it was pretty silent that day too.

There is very little recorded about this day.  We know that Joseph of Arimathea asked Pilate for Jesus’ body and he and Nicodemus prepared and wrapped the body before placing it in the tomb.

I imagine there were very few words exchanged.

Silent reverence.

Perhaps a silent tear fell from their eyes…

Or a slight whimper from the Marys as they watched the stone rolled over the tomb.

But mostly silence.

It’s funny how silence can be deafening.  When hope is lost… when dreams are shattered… when things don’t make sense.

But in the silence God is at work.  He’s preparing our hearts.  He’s fulfilling his plans.

Embrace the silence.

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  • Grant Jenkins April 3, 2010  

    I loved this post, Jenni. I love that God is at work in the silence. You're right, the silence can be deafening, but it is the nightshift when God is usually most at work. Thanks for this reminder!

  • Chrystie April 3, 2010  

    This is beautiful, Jenni!

  • JasonWert April 4, 2010  

    Man, the silence can be so horrible sometimes but you're right in that God's always working even when it's silent. Great post, Jenni.

  • Monica Hunt April 6, 2010  

    I love this…So true. Sometimes it's in those silent moments, moments where we sometimes feel God is being silent that He's doing His greatest work in our lives.