Thursday February 9
A time of silence is a time of grace
  • Genesis 2:18-25
  • Psalm 128:1-5
  • Mark 7:24-30

A Gentile woman had a child possessed by an evil spirit. She knew that only the Lord could free her. She fell at his feet; an intense encounter followed. Even in the midst of silence and derogatory statements being made, she was undeterred. She was persistent, faithful and confident. In the silence of expectant hope, spiritual muscles are strengthened; faith is nurtured. Many of us may feel that the Lord is not around. When our children are entangled in evil, we hope things would turn around or saner council may prevail. Initial prayers may seem to be unfruitful. The silence is loud enough to turn away from God. We think he is not listening. We may be thinking God should treat us on our worth. After all what with Prayer meetings, fulfilling obligations and church activities. We deserve better. Disappointed we leave God and cling to the the world. Instead let us in the midst of our pain and struggles with family members take a cue from this unworthy one. A time of God’s silence is a time of grace.

Prayer: Abba Father, may I never despair when my pleas are met with deadly silence, instead let me await greater glory. Amen.

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