All the streets are empty tonight, and I jog past a darkened pub. Where normally drunken singing and merry chat is heard, now all is silent. The message might be getting through. All lives are precious. As I ran I remembered back to when someone had asked me “what does God’s voice sound like? I would love to hear God’s voice!” and I was brought to the book of Deuteronomy.
Listen, you heavens, and I will speak;
hear, you earth, the words of my mouth.
2 Let my teaching fall like rain
and my words descend like dew,
like showers on new grass,
like abundant rain on tender plants.
How can I explain what God’s voice is. Well I found a print of a cat in the sand in my garden. I did not see any cat, but I saw the print in the sand, similarly, God’s voice is seen so much in creation; in every grain of sand, in the catkins that fall from the tree, in the sea, in the moon and the stars and as it says in the verses “my words descend like dew”. We can not see God but we see His prints all over nature.
I am spending much more time in the garden as we are in lockdown so I hear so clearly the sound of all the birds. this morning a gold finch visited the garden and sang a song. small blessings and messages from God to cheer us up.
Dear Lord, lead us all to hear the voice of God in nature throughout this time of isolation. Amen