We need to lay hold again of the elementary truth that God reveals himself by the fleeting method of the word, and in an appearance of weakness, because everything would be shattered if God revealed himself in power and glory and absoluteness, for nothing can contain God or tolerate his presence. God cannot be known directly but only through that which is within the realm of human possibilities. Solomon recognized this in his prayer at the dedication of the temple: “Behold, heaven and the highest heaven cannot contain thee; how much less this house which I have built!”

Why God is silent in our Western world of opulence and technology?