Is it discernable to the human ear? I say it is. I say it is all of the above and much, much more. I say the sound of God’s voice is all around us.
It is in the chirping of the birds at daybreak. It is in the soft cooing of a mother to a baby. It is in the agonizing weeping of sorrows and loss. It is in the rushing waters of rivers and streams.
God’s voice is found in the hushed whispers of breezes dancing through the trees; in the rhythmic meter of little frogs singing in chorus at eventide from the surface of the pond.
But God voice is found other places as well; places we think not, places that offend us and disturb us.
It is found in the trembling truths that fall from the mouths of alcoholics and addicts finding and seeking a new way of life. It is found in the death knell sucking sound of cocaine and heroin entering the body and the gurgling of the last breath of an overdose or suicide. It is found in the screams of a child cowering in a corner. It is found in the begging and pleading of a young woman being trafficked.
God’s voice is found in a myriad of places, some comforting, some disturbing. God’s voice is found in the sacred text of old that perpetually points us towards our Creator and each other. God’s voice is found out on the streets and in the mountains.
I feel that in all ways, and things, God’s voice is constantly saying through life, the rooms of recovery, the streets, the people next to us, Nature and all that exists, “come, be with Me, be with Me in all the places I am to be found.” Other times Gods voice is saying “stop this, help that one, be with this one, listen to the other, fix this, heal that, challenge the darkness and shine the light.”
It is not always what God is saying that is crucial for us, for it is. But what is more important is the truth that God is speaking to us, here and now, in this moment.
So where do you hear God’s voice? And what is being said?