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Only God knows.
The “Left Behind” series by Tim Lahaye and Jerry Jenkins is one of my all-time favorite book series. Fictionalizing Revelation with relatable characters brought the book to life for me. However, no one knows for sure what all the symbolism means in the prophetic book. And when the angel opens the seventh seal, heaven becomes quiet. Only God knows what the silence means.
What are the sounds of heaven? When I imagine heaven, I think of my loved ones who live in its zip code. My friends and relatives, healed from their earthly troubles, are whole, happy, vibrantly alive, enjoying their eternal life. Picture a family gathering in one of the Christmas Hallmark movies found in plenty this time of year. Glowing fireplace, crisp snow blanketing the cozy house, everyone laughing and talking, enjoying the moment. When I imagine the sounds of heaven, I envision a warm, family gathering.
Trust God in the silence.
What happens when Heaven goes silent, only God knows. Trust Him. Walking with Jesus means deciding to place your confidence in Him. Think of people in your life you can count on in a pinch. You rely on them because they live up to their word, doing what they commit to doing. As humans, no one is perfect, faltering eventually. But Jesus never falters; He always comes through for you, one way or another.
Often, people tell me God is silent in their lives. Because they don’t hear clear directions, they don’t know what to do. I believe God is always talking to us if we take the time to read His word. Not a morning goes by that I don’t feel God impress my Spirit when I read the Bible. Typically, I must repent something I’ve done from the day before and remember, nothing I do can make God stop loving me.
God gave us two things to do consistently: Love Him, love others. If you feel God is silent, it’s because He’s already told you what to do.
Lord, thank You for giving us clear direction in Your word. Forgive us for not seeking You through scripture. Help us make connecting with You through the Bible a regular part of our lives. Help us trust You more as we seek You. IJNIP. Amen
Question for reflection
How has reading God’s word impacted your life?