Saturday, May 24, 2014

Considering Silence

In “Hearing God,”  Williard talks about how God always responds to us. He says “Often God does not give us what we ask for, but I believe that he will always answer, always respond to us in some way.” I read this a couple of weeks ago and I can’t stop thinking about it. I don’t know whether or not I agree with Williard. But I wonder sometimes if God doesn’t speak to us more directly because we are not ready for the answer. Or we are not open to hearing the answer. But I certainly hate to think that I am just not listening closely enough and missing some message from God.
            I ask you, dear reader, to join me in wrestling with the concept of what we think of as God’s silence. What might be blocking us from hearing God? What mighty things would God be able to accomplish if we were able to hear Him more clearly?
Beth Kropf