There’s So Much To Say…

file0002105100289There’s so much to say when there’s nothing to say.

In that quiet moment when someone bares their soul with a confession of shame …

When someone has lost a person they love and there is a big empty space …

When you’ve been given the diagnosis you never thought would be yours …

When terror finds its way to your tranquil life …

When the failure of another has impacted your own life in a devastating moment …

When “I do” turns into “I won’t” …

When the silence of God roars so loudly it drowns out His presence…

There’s so much to say when there’s nothing to say. And it’s so much better to just not say it.

When Job’s three friends…heard about all the troubles that had come upon him, they set out from their homes and met together by agreement to go and sympathize with him and comfort him. When they saw him from a distance, they could hardly recognize him; they began to weep aloud … Then they sat on the ground with him for seven days and seven nights. No one said a word to him, because they saw how great his suffering was. ~Job 2:11-13

That’s hard to do, but what a beautiful ministry silence is when one is present with a hurting friend.

Thanks for reading,

John