The voices and the Voice

Detail of a forensic speech laboratory // Detalle de un laboratorio de fonetica y linguística forense. Foto: Gianluca Battista

Boy, there are a lot of voices out there…in the blogosphere and on social media, from the news-gatherers and pundits, from politicians, protesters, and pulpits. Is anyone really being heard over the cacophony?

Lately all the noise has inclined me to tune in to one, still, small voice that says to my mind and heart, “Shhh. Be at peace, my child. I know everything that’s going on and I am still in control. Keep close to me ‘and see; wonder and be astounded. For I am doing a work in your days that you would not believe if told.’”

God is at work, and those who belong to him will ultimately be safe. But in the meantime we may have to suffer the loss of his favor because of the rebellion and rejection of him by others and his judgment of nations. He is a holy and righteous God who cannot deny himself. He must act in accordance with his character. But those whom he has declared righteous by faith will live by their faith.

The cries, lies, charges, boasts, threats and complaints continue. But the LORD is in his holy temple; let all the earth keep silence before him.