April 10, 2020—
Today’s song by Andrew Peterson is mournful and appropriate for this Good Friday: “The Silence of God”
Today, as we reflect on Jesus’s suffering and death, let us take comfort in the depths of His love for us and know He will always watch over and accompany us.
Thanks for listening today.
Here are the lyrics in full:
It's enough to drive a man crazy It'll break a man's faith It's enough to make him wonder If he's ever been sane When he's bleating for comfort From Thy staff and Thy rod And the heaven's only answer Is the silence of God And it'll shake a man's timbers When he loses his heart When he has to remember What broke him apart And this yoke may be easy But this burden is not When the crying fields are frozen By the silence of God And if a man has got to listen To the voices of the mob Who are reeling in the throes Of all the happiness they've got When they tell you all their troubles Have been nailed up to that cross Well then what about the times When even followers get lost? 'Cause we all get lost sometimes Well there's a statue of Jesus On a monastery knoll In the hills of Kentucky All quiet and cold And He's kneeling in the garden As silent as a stone And all His friends are sleeping And He's weeping all alone 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