Sunday, January 18, 2009

On Silence.

Some have advised that I carry on with this blog. What can I say to this?

"....A wise man listens to advice." (Proverbs 12:15)

Tranquility overcomes me when I ponder how few readers stop by. I am off in the wilderness with my God, with my Father. A few stragglers pass and take note and grin; but in reality I am left with God, with Father.

Why then have I written so little? I clap my hands over my mouth. I have nothing to say other than to give exegesis to my own muteness. God has said enough; Martin Luther and Augustine and Yancey have added a little more....and that is good. Why then ought I to speak? I ought rather to listen....and when I've had my fill of wisdom and find the world awry still; then I'll rebuke myself and the world and listen closer. Why not a theology of listening rather than speaking? Take note of this! (James 1:19) I'll take my cap and my crown off and give it to more qualified men. Why cannot Jeremiah and Solomon and Ezekiel be our theologians? I think they do it better; I want to learn to treasure their words.

Lord Father,

Teach us to listen. Especially let us listen to and to listen more to your Words.


From Jeremiah

The harvest is past,
the summer has ended,
and we are not saved.