One day God was walking in the Garden of Eden and he called out “Where are you?” to Adam. (Genesis 3:9) Although Adam and Eve had just disobeyed him, he didn’t say, “You sinners! I know what you just did. How stupid can you be?” No, instead he called out to them in order to be reconciled. Read again the account of Genesis 3 and see how determined God was to reach them. This is the way God speaks.
The voice of God is unmistakable to his creation. Even when there was no matter of any kind, he spoke and a billion times a billion worlds were created (Genesis 1:3-24) His voice spoke through Jesus and the winds and waves of a storm died down (Luke 8:22-25) He spoke and bodies were healed (Matthew 8:5-13) Creation listens and responds when God speaks.
In Hebrews 12:1 we are reminded that God speaks to us through Jesus. Can you hear what he is saying? “I love you”. “I forgive you”, “Come fellowship with me”. “You are precious to me”. “Do not be afraid”. Instead of words of condemnation, God says through Jesus, “neither do I condemn you”, just as he did to the woman caught in adultery (John 8:11) or to that crook, Zaccheus, where Jesus said “I must stay at your house today” (Matthew 19:5)
Even when hanging on the cross, Jesus spoke life to a thief who responded to him in faith and said “Today you shall be with me in paradise” (Luke 23:43) His determination to speak life to the man was greater than his pain. That is the nature of the voice of God.
In a world full of voices, we do well to listen for God’s words. His voice is a giving voice for a desperate people. Daily he calls out “Come to me, all who are heavy-laden and I will give you rest”. (Matthew 11:28) What is he saying to you today? We appreciate your Comments