Tuesday, January 07, 2014

A Powerful Voice

Good morning! The worst of the cold moved off yesterday; we don't have it too bad this morning. Here is an interesting psalm verse for us today: "The voice of the LORD breaks the cedars, yes, the LORD splinters the cedars of Lebanon." (Psalm 29:5) Have you ever shouted at a tree and broken it or bothered the tree in the slightest? I haven't. My voice doesn't even catch the attention of most folks when there is background conversation or other noise. I have heard some people with stout voices, but not one of them has made one bit of difference to even the smallest of trees. We as humans don't have voices like that. It was said on a documentary that a tiger's roar can knock monkeys out of trees to their death, but the tree doesn't fall over dead. I'm trying to get a grasp on a voice so powerful, but only a tornado or other powerful wind storm comes close. Those storms don't have anything to say to us though.

A voice has some message to pass on. When God speaks and trees break, can we understand what He is saying? Praise God, we have His voice in the Word. When God wants to speak to us in other ways, He can use angels and the still, small whisper to pass on His word. Gently, God gives His message to us. From the psalm, we know that God can flatten forests to send out His word. But, the words of God also come to us meekly in the Bible study, quietly in the prayer closet, and musically in the songs of praise and worship. To catch a message from God in a pleasing hymn or a song on the radio does not diminish the power of God's voice. Frankly, I would prefer to search out the will of God in His word than to pull my poor old body out from under a bunch of large tree trunks. On the other hand, should I be faced with giant-sized problems, it is nice to know that voice is there to rescue me.

Have a great day in Christ,

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