Have you ever been part of an awkward silence? When after a special moment or event there is nothing more to say. Or when speaking to someone for awhile you run out of things to talk about? Then comes the pause.
Well up to this point there has been enough drama to make a multiple book series as well as prequels, sequels etc. for the big screen. Scrolls, horsemen, earthquakes, tsunamis, fire on earth…good stuff. And then, “when the lamb opened the seventh seal, there was silence in heaven.” Wow what a contrast.
As NT states “we might be disappointed by the sudden silence….but the unexpected hush in heaven ought to tell us that something huge, something powerful, something utterly decisive, is now going to happen.” Well said NT. What if we could look at all awkward silences in this manner? That after all the discussion, bantering, arguing, drama and hoopla that we often put ourselves through whether it be with God or others, that we might begin to see that after we calm down and silence sets in that something awesome is about to happen. That silence is our friend not foe; to be embraced not shunned. What a new kind of revelation!! (pun intended).