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Silent Tongue

29 Mar

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Dare I speak on such a day?  I cannot.

(Oh foolish tongue!  What can you muster in light of this?!)

“Thank you Jesus.”  ……Pathetic.

(Silence.)

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Posted by on March 29, 2013 in Quips from the Short Sage

 

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4 responses to “Silent Tongue

  1. godcrazzzy

    March 31, 2013 at 3:42 pm

    wonderfully put… smile

     
  2. Rene Yoshi

    April 2, 2013 at 3:41 pm

    So succinct and poignant. But if from deep within the heart, a simple “Thank you, Jesus” is not pathetic, for it is not eloquent words the Lord seeks, but our hearts.

     
    • Kris

      April 2, 2013 at 7:01 pm

      I appreciate your thought Rene, I agree.

      When I punish one of my children an odd thing happens in our house-perhaps it does in yours as well: the rest of the children become silent.

      It was not the perfection of words I was thinking of so much as the perfection of response.

      In my mind was not just the object-Christ being crucified-but the Father as well, rousing Himself to punish sin. (Zec 2:13 “Be still before the Lord, all mankind, because He has roused Himself from the Holy Dwelling.”) Either way you look at it, it leaves you speechless (at least for a little while.) He eventually changes that speechlessness into a mouth of gratitude and rejoicing but not instantaneously. In fact, before one gets to the gratitude part, there is a grieving as well that needs to be waded through first. In time, one can speak.

      When I wrote this post, I hadn’t quite moved on from the horror of the thing in my reflections, and thus was focused on how no words were adequate. All of this, I know you understand. Thanks for giving me an opening to expound to any others who may have been curious.

       
      • Rene Yoshi

        April 2, 2013 at 7:44 pm

        Oh wow…. Yes. Thank you so much for expounding your thoughts. Now, I am speechless.

         

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