Friday, August 5, 2011


The voice of the Lord echoes above the sea. The God of glory thunders. The Lord thunders over the mighty sea. The voice of the Lord is powerful; the voice of the Lord is full of majesty. The voice of the Lord splits the mighty cedars; the Lord shatters the cedars of Lebanon. He makes Lebanon's mountains skip like a calf and Mount Hermon to leap like a young bull. The voice of the Lord strikes with lightening bolts. The voice of the Lord makes the desert quake; the Lord shakes the desert of Kadesh. The voice of the Lord twists mighty oaks and strips the forests bare. In his Temple everyone shouts, “Glory!” Psalm 29: 3-9 NLT

God's voice – not something you want to hear after reading this scripture. God's voice echoes over the sea: imagine the sound of thunder and how it echoes several times before a storm. The rest of that verse echoes the meaning of the first part. God's voice is like thunder, like thunder over the waves of the sea. God's voice is immensely powerful. Just the sound of God's voice breaks trees, shakes the mountains and strikes like lightening. The sound of God's voice shakes the deserts and razes forests.

God's voice is the fury of nature during a catastrophic storm. God's voice is like an earthquake. God's voice roars with the sound of a forest fire.

God's voice is not kind and gentle but overwhelming, powerful and terrifying.

No wonder everyone in worship shouts, “Glory!” It is almost a prayer for help and deliverance as it is a response of praise.

God, you are more powerful than we often realize. We think we want to hear your voice but we don't know what we are asking for. We give you the glory and the praise. In Jesus' name. Amen.

Copyright 2011 Amelia G. Sims

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