A Thundering Voice!

There’s something about a commanding voice that inspires, motivates, commands attention and scares you almost to death all at the same time. Thoughts and pictures of Jesus from my childhood and even more recent movies about Him cast Jesus as soft-spoken, meek, mild and almost effeminate. How different is the Jesus of the New Testament who “got up, rebuked the wind and said to the waves, “Quiet! Be still!” Then the wind died down and it was completely calm.” The Thunder of His Voice possessed such command and authority that the waters and waves instantly became Mega Calm.

Recently I was looking at Psalm 29 which describes “the voice of the LORD.”
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.
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!”

When we get a sense of the Thundering Voice of Christ to speak into the storm, still the wind and waves and calm them at his pleasure, we are deeply humbled. When His Awesome Power over the wonders of nauture are celebrated we ought to be aroused to give Him Glory for He asserts His empire and majesty with His voice. Be amazed, for the One with the Thundering Voice, created and redeemed you with just a word. He is also the same One who stands up into your storm and (on His schedule) says HUSH!

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One comment

  1. Martin Cothran

    “Instead of looking at books and pictures about the New Testament I looked at the New Testament. There I found an account, not in the least of a person with his hair parted in the middle or his hands clasped in appeal, but of an extraordinary being with lips of thunder and acts of lurid decision, flinging down tables, casting out devils, passing with the wild secrecy of the wind from mountain isolation to a sort of dreadful demagogy; a being who often acted like an angry god — and always like a god.”

    –G. K. Chesterton, Orthodoxy, Ch. 9.

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