Shhhh (Easter Service)
Pastor Mark Jenkins, Speaking
The Wright Brothers had every right to take center stage whenever possible and share from their wealth of knowledge of engineering and air travel. They were the first to successfully take flight. But, although Orville Wright received innumerable invitations, he rarely attended public functions and steadfastly refused to speak on such occasions. To a Dayton businessman, he explained, “Public speaking is not for me. I must remind you, in the kingdom of the birds, the parrot is the best talker—and the worst flier.” Sometimes silence is the best answer to a deluge of invitations to speak. The same was true for Jesus. When given the chance to defend Himself, Jesus remained silent. But why? If He could have saved Himself, why be silent? The answer will probably leave you speechless.