This week, Holy Week, is the time of year Christians follow Jesus’ days leading up to his death and resurrection. Wednesday of Holy Week is often called Silent Wednesday because the Bible is silent on what was happening for Jesus two days prior to his death.
But don’t mistake silence for absence. God is there in the silence.
Jesus was there on Silent Wednesday, living perfectly for you and getting ready to die for you.
Jesus was also there in the silence later that week when the officials listened to false accusations and he said nothing in return.
Jesus was there—and so was his love—in the silence as he went like a lamb to the slaughter.
His love was there when he breathed his last, they took him down from the cross, and he lay silent in a tomb.
God was there in the dark silence of early Easter Sunday.
Take in some silence this week and know that God is there with his love. Set aside moments to reflect on everything Jesus endured in the days leading up to his death. Consider what it means that Jesus’ dead body began breathing again in the stillness of Easter dawn.
God is there in the silence. And when the moment is right, he breaks the silence with the kind of life-giving song only Easter can bring.
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Because Jesus turns death into life and silence into song.
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