Imagine a child calling out to their parent, but the parent doesn’t answer…for a very long time! It would be easy to assume that maybe the parent was either too distracted or simple didn’t care. That silence can be deafening and seem to last forever.
The same was true for God’s people for about four hundred years before Jesus’ birth. There was no word whatsoever from God. But just because God was silent, doesn’t mean that he wasn’t working. Indeed, as history shows, God was working miraculously behind the scene to set the stage for Jesus Christ, the Messiah's coming.