Have you ever just asked God for five minutes of peace and quiet in your house so you can hear yourself think? I remember when my children were really young, there never seemed to be a quiet moment in my day. If it ever got quiet, I knew I better start investigating, because something was going on somewhere.
One day when Laura was about 2 years old, the house got quiet. One minute she was playing at my feet in the kitchen and the next minute she wasn’t and there wasn’t a sound anywhere in the house. I called her name with no response so I searched downstairs. When I didn’t find her, I started upstairs. It didn’t take long to find out why she was so quiet. Artists tend to concentrate when they work. They can even be known to tune out the world around them. There she sat, at the top of the stairs just outside of her bedroom door, markers in hand, creating a masterpiece on my carpet. I nearly died. Needless to say, quiet doesn’t mean inactivity. All quiet means is quiet activity.
On Good Friday, Jesus was nailed to the cross and cried out “It is finished” and then He exhaled for the last time [John 19:30]. Jesus died, was buried in a tomb and all was quiet [John 19:41-42]. Can you imagine how the disciples must have felt? They had dedicated their life to this man and followed Him around for three years. They had witnessed Him perform signs and wonders. They even saw Him raise the dead [John 11:43-44]. Now He was gone and all was quiet. Did He lie to them? Was He a fraud? Either He was completely who He said He was or He wasn’t at all.
We all know the rest of the story, so it is easy for us to declare, “He is alive! He is the One!” But what about your life? Is it quiet in an area you need to see a movement of God? Do you feel like He’s forgotten you or left you completely? I’ve got news for you, it’s quiet, but God is at work. Just as He was at work following the crucifixion of Jesus Christ to bring about His resurrection on Sunday, He is at work in whatever you’re facing and He will bring victory. Our job is to trust in Who He is and what He said. The victory has already been awarded to Him [1 Corinthians 15:54]. Paul said it best in 1 Corinthians 15:57 “But thanks be to God! He gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.”
So remember, it may be quiet, but God does His best work in the quiet. Will you believe?
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