A Moment of Silence
We ask for it to honor someone or something but what exactly does a moment of silence do anyway? Is it’s supposed to make us feel better and about what? Does it change anything? Does it make anything better? Or does it just make a bad situation worse? So why do we feel the need to “have a moment of silence” in the first place? After every natural or manmade disaster someone normally gives a briefing to recap the event including the loss of life and the number of those injured. They will often ask everyone to bow their heads for a moment of silence.
Asking others to share a moment of silence is simply a copout when it should really be a time for prayer to the God who created all. If you are seriously affected about what just happened you shouldn’t ask people to stand around and do nothing!
Jesus was asked whether it was right to pay taxes to Rome.
Luke 20:25 – He said to them, “Then render to Caesar the things that are Caesar’s, and to God the things that are God’s.”
The same principle equally applies to giving thanks and for asking for God’s divine help and intervention through prayer. If someone is killed or severely injured which is better to ask for a moment of silence or ask for help?
In today’s society it is not politically correct to recognize the supreme providence of God or to call upon his name or the name of his son Jesus because it may offend someone. I will say this, it is better to offend the whole world than to offend Almighty God.
It is like witnessing a shooting, a robbery or a motor vehicle accident and asking everyone to please observe a moment of silence instead of rendering assistance and telling others to call 911 which makes absolutely no sense whatsoever. Words bring life or death simply being spoken and a moment of silence is putting a muzzle on the mouth, shaming to insure nothing is said.
The bible tells us that the wages of sin is death so why is it that evil demands death? It is to silence and prevent words which when used in prayer can change entire circumstances and yes I know that we can pray to ourselves or under our breath and God hears our prayer.
How much better is our testimony when we shout out to Almighty God the earnest prayers of a righteous man or woman of God giving thanks in ALL THINGS and letting our voices be heard?
The bible tells us there’s a time and a season for all things yet we know that the time for prayer is now, every minute, every hour of every day. We are told and thus we know that because we pray Almighty God hears our prayers and because he hears we know that he answers our prayers. When we come boldly before the throne of God humbly in prayer we have the assurance that the answer will come in God’s perfect timing.
Whether you are alone or in a crowd when asked to observe a moment of silence, let your pray be heard loud and clear and without doubting. Declare Jesus publicly and he will declare you to the Father publicly.
Ephesians 4:29 – “Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen.”
The silence of the world is deafening and accomplishes no good purpose. – I am the Real Truckmaster!