A man and his wife were having some problems at home and were giving each other the silent treatment. Suddenly, the man realized that the next day he would need his wife to wake him at 5:00 AM for an early morning business flight. Not wanting to be the first to break the silence (and LOSE), he wrote on a piece of paper,
Please wake me at 5:00 AM.
He left it where he knew she would find it.
The next morning, the man woke up, only to discover it was 9:00 AM and he had missed his flight. Furious, he was about to go and see why his wife hadn’t wakened him when he noticed a piece of paper by the bed. The paper said, “It is 5:00 AM. Wake up. “
Oh the silent treatment, ever use that against anyone? I imagine most of us have. It usually happens when someone has done something to hurt us or done something we don’t agree with. We shut them out as if being silent will win us revenge and satisfaction. As we all know the Bible tells us that “Vengeance belongs to Me, says the Lord.” In the end of the silent treatment everyone seems to lose.
Now imagine you get to be God for a day. You are confronted with literally millions, if not billions, of people who hurt you, who are disobedient, who defy you, who break your heart. How do you respond? Do you give them the silent treatment?
The fact is we have such a loving merciful Father that He never gives us the silent treatment. We may not hear Him, we may not discern His voice but He speaks.
Pick up the Bible and He’ll speak to you every time. Listen to Biblical music and you’ll hear Him speak. Be in church and you’ll hear Him speak. Always be comforted with the fact that God will never give you the silent treatment and He will never shut you out.
Let me encourage you to pick up our May emphasis and pray for ten minutes each day for our Worship Pastor Search Team. With another candidate here this Sunday, the search process has moved into a different stage so pray each day that we will know God’s will above all else. Your Search Team has a big decision in front of them so they covet your prayers as they are united in finding God’s man.
Remember Eloise Floyd in prayer as she goes to rehab after a nasty fall. You will usually find her and Cecil, her husband, in the upper seating in the worship center every Sunday morning.
I’ll see you Sunday,