Our Maker leaves a signature, ever so subtle, in all of creation. For those willing to press beyond the uncomfortable frontiers of silence the letters of God’s signature become more legible.
Silence can reveal our God-given name, the signature etched in the depths of our being. Silence is unique to each. No two people experience God’s pregnant silences the same way, just as no two snowflakes share the same shape. Yet silence opens windows into the mysterious power that can transform all things: God in whom “we live and move and have our being” (Acts 17:28a).
Silence leads us into transformation and toward knowledge of God. God whispered a word in our ear at the beginning of time and continues to whisper it. If we listen long enough, that word will become legible. Then after fording river after river that word may even become embodied – embodied in our thirsty bones.
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