This morning as I was reading my Bible,
I came across a phrase that had caught my attention in the past.
Now here it was again, stirring my curiosity anew.
It was from Genesis 3:8 where it talks about Adam and Eve hearing
"the sound of the LORD walking"
in the garden in the cool of the day.
I have a pretty active imagination,
...so I turned it lose!
These are some of the thoughts I had:
Was it the sound of heavy footsteps because He was upset with them
for eating from the forbidden tree of life?
Was it the sound of leaves rustling from His presence as He passed by?
Could they see Him as they peaked through the leaves in their hiding place?
Was He in a visible form?
Was it the booming sound of thunder,
such as I imagine Moses and the Children of Israel
heard when they gathered at the base of Mount Sinai,
and He gave them the Ten Commandments?
Or did He long for them to run toward Him instead of running away from Him?
Was it the sound of the voice of the LORD as mentioned in Zephaniah 3:17?
"The LORD your God is with you,
He is mighty to save.
He will take great delight in you,
He will quiet you with His love,
He will rejoice over you with singing."
I want my ears to be open to the sounds of God today,
whether it's the singing of the birds outside,
the wind as it tugs on the corners of my house,
the laughter that bubbles out of the mouths of my family,
...or when He speaks to me with a "still small voice" in my heart.
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