Saturday, 23 March 2013

The voice - Lent 29

What kind of "Voice" does God have?
Does God perhaps speak with an accent?

Just stop for a moment and think about that. We all are recognisable by our voices. Even if we haven't spoken to someone in a while, we may instantly recognise their voice on the phone.
But what about God. Can you imagine how he might speak?

The Bible often uses speech as a way of relating how God communicates with us, but very few people have actually heard the audible voice of God. In Psalm 29 David uses the word "voice" many times to explain how God communicates with the Israelites.

Why don't you reflect on these verses and see what comes to mind:

3 The voice of the Lord is over the waters;
    the God of glory thunders,
    the Lord thunders over the mighty waters.
The voice of the Lord is powerful;
    the voice of the Lord is majestic.
The voice of the Lord breaks the cedars;
    the Lord breaks in pieces the cedars of Lebanon.
He makes Lebanon leap like a calf,
    Sirion like a young wild ox.
The voice of the Lord strikes
    with flashes of lightning.
The voice of the Lord shakes the desert;
    the Lord shakes the Desert of Kadesh.
The voice of the Lord twists the oaks
    and strips the forests bare.
And in his temple all cry, ‘Glory!’

May we all listen for the voice of God today and may it be a sweet sound unto our ears. May we be prompted to act on God's voice.

Living in Grace

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