Art, God, Life, Writing

The Silence of God

My soul, wait in silence for God only, For my hope is from Him.
~Psalm 62:5

When we experience ‘silence’ from God we may doubt our faith and even the existence of God. We so often are told the lie that silence signifies a negative experience. We pray, we listen and hear nothing but silence in response to our cries. We yearn for an audible voice to break the silence, to calm our growing fears and doubts.

Could God actually speak loudest in His silence?

God does speak of His everlasting love, faithfulness, power, gentleness, compassion, sacrifice, righteousness and grace. To hear that still small voice, we must quiet ourselves, remaining still and listening with more than just our ears and believing that God’s unending grace will be unveiled.

I believe, God’s voice may be found in…
• The rising & setting of the sun
• A snow-capped mountain range
• Clouds floating across the sky
• A bird soaring high overhead
• The delicateness of a butterfly’s wings
• A colorful rainbow after the rain
• The body of Jesus hanging lifeless on the cross
• The silent echo’s of an empty tomb

We tell ourselves God is silent, but He is not. We equate this perceived silence as His disappointment in our lives and nothing could be further from the truth as He daily shares His wondrous creation and love with us daily. When God seems silent and distant we should desire to remain there, to be captured by Him. As I grow restless in the silence, as thoughts arise that I must seek the answers elsewhere. I remember Peter’s response to Jesus when asked in the sixth chapter of John if he wanted to go away also. Peter replied, “Lord, to whom shall we go? You have the words of eternal life.”

The answers I seek I believe are found nowhere else; so I will rest, captured within the silence of God.

Then the sun was darkened,... ~Luke 23:45
Then the sun was darkened,… ~Luke 23:45

But it did not and has not ended there.

 He is not here, for He is risen, as He said… ~Matthew 28:6

Happy Easter – HE is Risen!

Art, God, Photograph, Writing

Colors of Spring

“A Touch of Pink”       Maleko ©2013
“A Touch of White”            Maleko ©2013
“Blooming”                  Maleko ©2013

Just a few photographs of spring time colors that are occurring throughout our yard here in the Pacific Northwest!

The sun is shining, the sky is a brilliant blue and the trees, flowers and plants are awakening from their winter’s sleep.

In addition this is Easter weekend and only fitting we take a moment to pause and remember that our Savior is risen!

Death has been conquered by life, darkness has been overwhelmed by the light and hate has fallen at the feet of love.

I wish everyone a wonderful weekend and a joyous spring.  Celebrate the moments and treasure each and everyone.

“Spring shows what God can do with a drab and dirty world.”  ~Virgil Kraft

God bless!  ~M