Sunday small thought: Silence and darkness and yet …

The great city of Babylon … never to be found again.

Music … will never be heard in you again.

The sound of work … will never be found in you again.

Light … will never shine in you again.

Joy of relationships … will never be heard in you again.

 “Then a mighty angel picked up a boulder the size of a large millstone and threw it into the sea, and said: “With such violence the great city of Babylon will be thrown down, never to be found again. 22 The music of harpists and musicians, pipers and trumpeters, will never be heard in you again. No worker of any trade will ever be found in you again. The sound of a millstone will never be heard in you again.
23 The light of a lamp will never shine in you again. The voice of bridegroom and bride will never be heard in you again. Your merchants were the world’s important people. By your magic spell all the nations were led astray. 24 In her was found the blood of prophets and of God’s holy people, of all who have been slaughtered on the earth.” (Revelation 18 v 21-24)

Silence and darkness.

No one will be around to listen to the absolute silence. No one will be trying to see through the darkness. It will be over.

It will be complete desolation.

It will be nothing.

A void.

Like the moment before creation when out of the chaos God began to create.

Perhaps that is the point … !

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