REFLECTIONS: "Come Unto Me"
Reflections on Sacred Scripture
Are you listening to God's voice? He's speaking to you right now.
"Today if you shall hear His voice, do
not harden your hearts"
Psalm 95: 7-8 and Hebrews 3: 15
The majority of people would say, perhaps with a
sigh, that they have never heard God speak to them.
Hearing God speak is a privilege allotted to a few
chosen souls, but not the average person.
Perhaps the problem, beyond the obvious fact that we
are often too busy, too anxious, too concerned to hear
Him speak to us, is that we think we have to hear with
our ears. Each one of us has heard God speak. No, not
with our ears.
You see, God is Omnipotent. His Voice IS, as He Is. It is
everywhere, at all times and for all of us.
Today you have heard His voice. You just didnít
recognize it. Didnít you hear God gently but surely
place the sun in the sky so that dawn would come?
Were you aware that God spoke as he drew the curtain
of night over you? Didnít you hear Him sprinkle the
stars in the sky, or scatter the clouds that raced across
When your alarm clock buzzed you awake, maybe you
concentrated so much on that annoying sound that you
didnít hear as He said, "Good-morning," as He woke
you. You were rushed, right? You had to get ready for
the day, grab a quick bite to eat. Did you know that He
said to you, "Here, enjoy the food I have prepared for
you this day. It is my gift to you, who are My child."
How about that traffic commute to work, the countless
stressful situations enroute, the guy that cut you off, ran
a traffic light or stop sign? Did you hear God say, as He
does, "I am With You, I have kept you in the palm of
Oh, and donít overlook His voice in the words of your
spouse who greets you upon rising, upon returning
home from work, and before sleep comes at night.
Donít overlook that smile on a face, the grin on your
childís face as he/she rushes into your arms as you
come home for the evening. Donít forget that He is
there, speaking to you as you eat, sleep, play, rest and
You see, you donít recognize His voice because you
expect to hear an actual voice. Yes, sometimes that
happens, but not always. God doesnít need to shout if
our hearts are open to Him. He shouts when we donít
pay attention, when we donít hear and listen to Him as
He guides us through every moment of every day.
Yes, today you have heard His voice. Did you recognize
it? Did you thank Him for His words? Or, did you forget
Him in the rush and stress of life and, consequently,
harden your heart.
His signs and wonders are everyday occurrences, and
they are the manifestation of His Voice always present,
whispering to you, loving you, correcting your course
of action, your words and thoughts, steering everything
toward Him. Today, you heard God speak! How can
you doubt, when you have life, for He is life. He speaks,
and you speak to Him just as easily as you speak to
any other person you meet in life.
He is. Because He Is, you are, and from Him His words
echo in your heart, speed to your mind through the
grace of the Holy Spirit, and lead you to a conscious
and ever-present awareness of Him. Today, you heard
God speak! Blessed are you, Godís child, to have heard
His voice with your eyes, your heart, and not
necessarily your ears.
If, throughout the course of your life, you do not hear
with your ears, how blessed that day in eternity when
you shall hear, with all your senses. Then you will know
that there wasnít one moment when He did not speak to
Listen! Heís speaking to you now!
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