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When Evil Shouts, God Whispers

When evil shouts, God whispers. This week twenty children and seven adults were murdered at a Connecticut elementary school. On the same day a man slashed twenty-two children outside the gate of Chenpeng Village’s Wanquan Elementary School in China.

Evil shouted.

We wept.

If a movie doesn’t have a happy ending, we leave the theater feeling empty. A documentary can have an unhappy ending, but not a movie, a book, or a life.

Our lives were meant to have happy endings. It is ingrained within us. When bad things happen we know instinctively that things are not right.

We know there is “wrong,” and we are repelled by it.

Evil shouts, but God whispers

Evil shouts in our face, and we pull away.

God whispers in our ear, and we are invited to draw close to listen.

And what he whispers moves us towards people.

What God whispers

There’s a story to tell of a baby born of a whisper, hidden from most of the world until he grew into a man and touched multitudes damaged by evil.

When evil thought it had finally triumphed over the man by nailing him to a cross, the man walked out of his grave and crushed evil under his feet.

The cleanup of that battle is almost complete, though the man has warned us that evil will continue to shout until the man returns from the heavens to expel the evil and silence his voice.

Draw close to the man. Listen to his whisper. Proclaim his good news from the roofs and touch the multitudes damaged by the evil.

So do not be afraid of them, for there is nothing concealed that will not be disclosed, or hidden that will not be made known. What I tell you in the dark, speak in the daylight: what is whispered in your ear, proclaim from the roofs (Matthew 10:26-27 NIV).

When Jesus was born, God whispered. When Jesus returns, God will roar.

Hello hope.

Weeping, grieving, and full of hope, Susan

What are you hearing Jesus whisper?

“Jesus likes it when we share.” -Adelaide, age 3: Pass this along to everybody and their brother. OK, maybe not everybody’s brother, but you know . . . all of your friends would be nice.

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  1. Lilly


  2. Ruth@GraceLaced

    Amen, Susan! It is a comfort to me to remember that when Jesus returns at his second coming…it will not be subtle and quiet…He will right every wrong in justice and every knee will bow. Praise God for his lovingkindness and patient mercy. May we listen while there is still time to press in to his gentle voice that draws us. Thank you so much for linking up!

    1. Susan

      You are welcome, Ruth. I enjoy your posts so very much. Have a lovely Christmas, and may you feel His closeness during this special time.

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