The Silence of God on Good Friday

And the Man of all sorrows, he never forgot
What sorrow is carried by the hearts that he bought
So when the questions dissolve into the silence of God
The aching may remain but the breaking does not
The aching may remain but the breaking does not
In the holy, lonesome echo of the silence of God

These words, from Andrew Peterson’s song The Silence of God, always move me to wonder and worship.  Jesus, the Man of Sorrows, carried our sins and bore our suffering on the cross (Isaiah 53:4).  He was forsaken by the Father (“My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?”) so we could be forgiven by the Father.

So when God seems silent, we can still hold on to the truth that He is present.  And that’s one of the reasons we call this day Good Friday.

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