Is God ever Silent?

I keep returning to this song by Crash Test Dummies. Maybe it’s because I really like Brad Robert’s unmistakable voice, or the melody. I definitely like the clever lyrics, and the questions God gets asked! I’ve put the lyrics below this post. The words and title got me wondering how often people think God is ‘shuffling his feet’ and not answering their questions. I must say I’ve been there myself. But when it comes down to it, I can’t help but think that he does (answer I mean). It’s not always a full answer, it may not be the one we want, and for me at least it’s never been in an audible voice, but it’s definitely enough to keep me coming back for more. What’s your experience of talking to God?

God Shuffled His Feet

After seven days
He was quite tired, so God said:
“Let there be a day
Just for picnics, with wine and bread”
He gathered up some people he had made
Created blankets and laid back in the shade

The people sipped their wine
And what with God there, they asked him questions
Like: do you have to eat
Or get your hair cut in heaven?
And if your eye got poked out in this life
Would it be waiting up in heaven with your wife?

God shuffled his feet and glanced around at them;
The people cleared their throats and stared right back at him

So he said: “Once there was a boy
Who woke up with blue hair
To him it was a joy
Until he ran out into warm air –
He thought of how his friends would come to see;
And would they laugh, or had he got some strange disease?”

God shuffled his feet and glanced around at them;
The people cleared their throats and stared right back at him

The people sat waiting
Out on their blankets in the garden
But God said nothing
So someone asked him, “I beg your pardon:
I’m not quite clear about what you just spoke –
Was that a parable, or a very subtle joke?

God shuffled his feet and glanced around at them;
The people cleared their throats and stared right back at him

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