June 17, 2010

sheer silence part 2

Keith noticed a parallel between the 1 Kings lesson and the experience of Jesus in country of the Gerasenes which might be worth noticing.

1. the great wind 1. the screaming demoniac
2. the earthquake 2. the screaming pigs
3. the fire 3. the screaming townspeople
4. the sheer silence 4. the man, clothed and in his right mind, testifying
by just sitting there

God shows up when we least expect it, often when we least want him to. He arrives in the silence of a town blown apart by a tornado and in the silence of a hospital room after someone's final breath has been taken. Sure, God was there before, but it is in the midst of the silence that we hear his voice, discern his call, and feel his peace.

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