I can’t imagine it – God being silent for 400 years.
That’s the amount of time between the Old Testament and the New Testament. So it is said that God was silent.
But was he? Really?
It’s hard for me to imagine that my Father God who loves us and cares for us so diligently each day would be quiet for 400 years. I think it’s very possible that he was speaking and interacting with people at that time but none of it was meant to become part of his revelation to us so it was not included in the Bible.
When I think about how much I need God each day and knowing that there were faithful people during that time as well, it doesn’t make sense that he was actually silent for 400 years. It doesn’t sound like something he would do.
But we know that there were 400 years between the two parts of the Bible. For some reason, God put in a significant break before he begins the account of his greatest Gift of all time – salvation through his son, Jesus Christ.
Mark’s account starts with, “The beginning of the good news about Jesus the Messiah, the son of God”. (1:1)
John’s account starts, “In the beginning was the Word and the Word was with God and the Word was God.” (1:1)
The Light of the World was arriving – we would never be the same.