Our Fear Of Silence And The Weightiness Of The Moment

Further—and this is my big takeaway—there is no need to distract us from the weightiness of the moment. We are meant to reckon with it. The producers wanted us to. There is a lesson here for us as Christians. Each week we gather together to celebrate and remind ourselves of the truth of the gospel. We read the Scriptures and take the Lord’s Table which refresh our minds of the fact that Christ Jesus is the Lord who is a Servant. He has lovingly sacrificed himself for his weak, helpless, hurting people. What’s more, this sacrifice was not for the the lovely or those who are loving him, but rather, the unlovely, rebels, sinners—in short: enemies (Rom. 5:12). He gave his life for those who refused his help. This is God’s drama. It is God’s story. And, it is the story of stories, the drama of dramas.

But what are so often quick to do? In moments where the weight of glory is present and we are truly grappling with the reality of Christ’s death for us, often we play some music, or start talking, or anything else. I know there have been times when I have heard or preached a sermon about a particular aspect of the glory of Christ only to hear people begin talking about anything but what is so evidently in the room, like humidity on a summer day. Some of this is cultural and traditional—I know—but perhaps some of this tradition is unwittingly distracting from the gravity of things.

Erik Raymond.

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