My Dearest Sister,
I am writing to inform you of the reasons regarding my silence. My silence is not because of my lack of love for you. Actually, just the opposite. My silence (or perceived silence) toward you could be for a few reasons. When you hear these reasons, you will know which is most applicable toward our situation.
In case you haven’t noticed, I like to have fun with you. I am creative. Just when you think you have dissected my mode of communication down to a formula or familiar method, I change things up. I have the ability to communicate with you in ways that you have never dreamed of. It’s glorious when I hide my treasures from you, and it’s so very glorious when you find the little treasures that I have hidden for you in plain sight!
I love it when you discover the little treasures that I have hidden for you because it is then that you realize that I have not been silent. I simply love to speak to you in riddles. I love to speak to you through your brothers and sisters that you would rather ignore, and I love to speak to you through the most mundane of everyday circumstances. As a matter of fact, not a day goes by that I am not eloquently speaking to you in the most easily overlooked details.
Sometimes my silence toward you is because of marination. I have already shared my heart with you, sister. What I had to share with you was of the utmost importance. I don’t want you to move on to the next item on your checklist. I want you to marinate on what I carefully took the time to share with you. There is so much that I want to unfold in you because of what I already shared. I will not speak with you until you have been marinated in what I shared. Until then, there is nothing more that I can say to you. You might just want to pull up a chair and sit for a while. I’m not in a hurry.
I went into my deepest chambers and I opened up my treasure chest.
I pulled out some of my most precious treasures to share with you. When you first saw them, you were astounded and delighted, and it was my joy to share these treasures with you. There is no one else whom I wanted to share these treasures with. Just you. Unfortunately, something happened after I shared my treasure with you.
A liar came to you.
This liar threw garbage on my most precious treasure. Because you believed this lie, my purest treasure became tainted in your eyes. What I have called clean, you have called unclean. You became afraid of my treasure. Instead of seeing my treasure as a gift, you began to see my treasure as a threat. Your reaction to my gift has left me speechless. What else can I say? Tell me, and I’ll say it. No, I will wait for you in silence until you welcome me back, along with my treasure, into your open arms. Until then, I will remain quietly with you.
“It is the glory of God to conceal a matter, but the glory of kings is to search out a matter.” -(Proverbs 25:2, NASB)
“Jerusalem, Jerusalem, who kills the prophets and stones those who are sent to her! How often I wanted to gather your children together, the way a hen gathers her chicks under her wings, and you were unwilling. Behold, your house is being left to you desolate! For I say to you, from now on you will not see Me until you say ‘BLESSED IS HE WHO COMES IN THE NAME OF THE LORD!” – (Matthew 23:37-39, NASB)