We have our personal ideas about God. The society also creates “images” of how God is. But he is not confined to our perceptions. He holds his own, and remains who he is. He is powerful, yet often chooses to be silent and subdued. His plans will work out without making a lot of noise.
For example, the least powerful and weakest little dogs make the most noise. The large powerful ones often choose to be silent. But they are there, watching silently, with great amounts of strength within.
In C. S. Lewis’ story, “The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe, Susan is intrigued by the Lion. “Aslan is a lion – the Lion, the great Lion.” “Ooh” said Susan. “I’d thought he was a man. Is he – quite safe? I shall feel rather nervous about meeting a lion” . . . “Safe?” said Mr. Beaver… “Who said anything about safe? ‘Course he isn’t safe. But he’s good. He’s the King, I tell you.”
Job said “Behold, these are but the outskirts of his ways, and how small a whisper do we hear of him! But the thunder of his power who can understand?” (Job 26:14)
In the midst of all your problems is he silent? Remember that he is not weak, but silently active and powerful.
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