Bearing The Silence Of God
In Europe, there is a saying: It is often dark at the foot of the lighthouse. There is often silence in the life that becomes the voice of God. The lighthouse imagery is helpful to conceptualize the paradox of death that brings life in the work and life of Paul.
Yet the silence of God is not the same as the absence of God. Within those silent moments, he is present in our pain, suffering, and isolation. He is hurting with us as we are hurting like his Son. In his silence, he is speaking loudly to the world around us.
An interesting and familiar take on the nature of silence, persecution, and prophetic ideas from Bearing the Silence of God by Ziya Meral, a Turkish theologian. More interesting information here, but I’m not sure whether its a book, blog, or some other form of publication.