Have you ever noticed that silence can be many things. It can be angry, companionable, loud, comforting, frightening. And so on. Yes silence can be many things and convey many emotions and attitudes when used in context. What silence can never do is advance the kingdom of God, tell people about Jesus, spread the Gospel, fill the void with Good News.

All of your good deeds done to express the love of Jesus help no one unless they are told why you do what you do. Feeding the hungry, sheltering the cold and healing the sick are all admirable pursuits; however, if you neglect their spiritual needs then you have done nothing. As you heal, as you comfort, as you feed, as you shelter fill the silence with God’s Word. Speak about Jesus, tell your story of redemption. Give all of the glory to Jesus.

Fill the silence with Jesus.