God is mighty and powerful. The Psalm tells us His voice is like lightning, that the earth shakes at the sound of His voice. In the power of the lightning we do catch a glimpse of the awesome power of God. It is from this strength that we too can draw strength in time of need.
Sometimes when I think about the vastness of creation it awes me. There are seven billion people on the earth plus countless animals and other creations of God. And He loves each one of us dearly and knows us each by name. Our God is indeed a majestic and amazing God!
To me it is one of the mysteries of faith that God can be so big to create this wonderful, ordered world yet small enough to know me. Sometimes it is hard to begin to comprehend. But in the end one must accept that He knows me because at times He calls my name, He whispers in my ear, He nudges my heart into action.
In these times God certainly makes His presence known. He is right here and tangible. As we respond to the calls, to the whispers, to the nudges, God is offered to another through us. In the helping hand, in the listening ear, in the comforting words, God can flow from us to another. The same voice that shakes the earth is the voice that whispers. May we learn to hear the whispers just as well as the lightning.
Scripture reference: Psalm 29