Thursday, December 28, 2006

The Voice Of The Lord

Aren't children too smart? I mean, seriously, how I am supposed to teach my children anything when they have such a brilliant insight, insatiable curiousity, and unquenchable abilitly to think for themselves... what a burden.

For example, this morning at family worship my dear 6 year old daughter came up with this question: If God isn't a human, and doesn't have a body, how can He have a voice? And if He doesn't have a voice, how can He speak to His people? How can I hear Him?

So, first, hurray that she WANTS to hear from Him. Second, hurray that she is worried she might miss it. And third, hurray that she is paying attention in family worship enough to catch that many details about who God is.

No we didn't get into big words like "anthropomorphism",
but we did do our best to explain that the God who could create something out of nothing (everything in fact) could certainly also give Himself a voice that would 'speak' in such a way as to have us 'hear', even if not audibly.

This reminded me of the Experiencing God study ( which stated that God speaks to us by the Holy Spirit through Prayer, His Word, Circumstances, and other People. Often we need to look to many of those things to collaborate each other.

But it also reminded me of Psalm 29:

The Voice of the Lord is upon the waters; The God of glory thunders, the Lord is over many waters. The voice of the Lord is powerful, the voice of the Lord is majestic. The voice of the Lord breaks the cedars; Yes, the Lord breaks in pieces the cedars of Lebanon. And He makes Lebanon skip like a calf, and Sirion like a young wild ox. The voice of the Lord shakes the wilderness; The Lord shakes the wilderness of Kadesh. The voice of the Lord makes the deer to calve, and strips the forests bare, and in His temple everything says "Glory".

Look around you today. Look around with eyes open and see if you can 'hear' the Lord in what you see. Jesus said that His sheep know the voice of the Shepherd. Lord let us be the kind of people who look to see You move and listen to hear Your voice in all that happens around us.

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