Have you ever wished desperately to hear from someone that you love? The silence can be painful. For just a moment, consider that experience from a different perspective.
Elijah had been missing for two weeks, and we were not sure why he wasn’t contacting us to let us know he was safe and well. During that time God used his younger brother Isaiah to minister to our family in rather profound ways. One day their mom, Melanie, was telling Isaiah that she just wished Elijah would let us know that he is OK. Isaiah responded by saying, “Mom, you need to know that Elijah is being cared for by God Himself. No matter what, Mom, Elijah is happy right now.” Melanie responded by saying, “Yes, but I just miss him so much. I hate not hearing from him. I wish he would just call and talk to me.” Isaiah’s response was quite memorable. “Mom,” he said, “don’t you understand? That’s exactly how our Father in Heaven feels about us. He is with you all day long, even with you now as you sit on this couch. Imagine how much he wants to hear from you, yet you don’t talk to Him.”
Maybe silence isn’t always so golden after all…
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