Sometimes I sit down to write and have nothing to say. I have a million ideas, a thousand drafts in a hundred different software tools and notebooks, and yet, there is nothing to say.
And it’s then that I remember the words of the Hebrew Scriptures.
And he said, “Go out and stand on the mount before the Lord.” And behold, the Lord passed by, and a great and strong wind tore the mountains and broke in pieces the rocks before the Lord, but the Lord was not in the wind. And after the wind an earthquake, but the Lord was not in the earthquake. And after the earthquake a fire, but the Lord was not in the fire. And after the fire the sound of a low whisper. And when Elijah heard it, he wrapped his face in his cloak and went out and stood at the entrance of the cave. And behold, there came a voice to him and said, “What are you doing here, Elijah?” (1 Kings 19:11-13, ESV)
The Lord speaks in the silence. In the midst of our own noise, when we run out of things to say, listen. We might hear the most powerful things in the silence.