When he opened the seventh seal, there was silence in heaven for about half an hour.
Beloved, this silence spoke volumes! In a realm accustomed to perpetual worship to the One who sits upon the Throne, such muteness was quite startling.
This silence speaks of expectation. It’s the stillness of a heavenly church whose breath is held in anticipation of something awesome that’s about to happen. It’s the lull before the storm.
Sometimes our best option is to be still and know that Yahweh is God (Ps 42:10). We must learn to silence our flesh before the Lord, when He is ready to act (Zechariah 2:13). In moments like these, we have to be speechless.
Have you yet learned the art of expectant silence, dear friend? How does God deal with the panicky Israelites at the Red Sea? The Bible says, “And Moses said to the people, “Do not be afraid. Stand still, and see the salvation of the LORD, which He will accomplish for you today. For the Egyptians whom you see today, you shall see again no more forever (Ex 14:13).
May you experience the blessing and power of expectant silence from time to time.