"And when he had opened the seventh seal, there was a silence in heaven about the space of half an hour." Revelation 8:1
HOPE FOR TODAY!
This might have been called the great Expectation or Anticipation. Anticipation is making us wait, but silence is the time taken where we are having a complete focus on the event that is next to come. Zechariah 2:13 reads,"Be silent, O all flesh, before the Lord: for He is raised up out of His holy habitation." There is no talking, moving, or anything that might distract, just a complete focus, an undivided attention, a total surrender of our eyes and ears and actions to what is about to happen. The Hunter knows this well, where any movement, noise, or distraction may cause the opportunity to be lost. For thirty minutes in heaven there was a complete silence. Focused waiting on the Lord. Ecclesiastes 9:17 tells us, "the words of wise men are heard in quiet" We now have what is called "a moment of silence" instead of prayer, because prayer offends some people, we have a moment of silence, but what is this moment of silence for those that are offended, it is for them a distraction from those that might focus on God through prayer? I wonder if they would still have this idea in their passing? I wonder if they wouldn't prefer to have all peoples praying for them in their time of need instead of this moment of silence? Either way, all attention is on God because everyone wants to know what will happen to them next!
Today, all eyes and ears on focused on the news watching and waiting to hear what will happen next in Japan and other parts of the world that have been hit by catastrophic events. Consider taking a time of silence to give your undivided attention to God on behalf of the many that are suffering. Pray that they will look to Jesus!
ARE YOU WATCHING AND WAITING FOR JESUS?