Posted on Aug 24th, 2015
Words from Warren…
The blue whale is believed to be the largest animal that has ever existed. It can stretch up to 110 feet long and weigh up to 200 tons. One of the most fascinating things about this creature is its voice. Blue wales speak to each other across miles of ocean. Dome even sing to each other. Their audio sounds are measured between 155 and 188 decibels. That’s louder than a jet plane. The upper end is as loud as a rocket being launched into space!
Although blue whales speak at high decibels, they speak at low frequencies, between 10-40 hertz. The lowest frequency humans can hear is normally 20 hertz. Theoretically, you could go out on a boat, have whales louder than a jet plane talking all around you, and never hear a thing.
A similar thing can happen in our Christian lives. We can go about our business with God of the universe talking our ears off and not even hear a word of it. That’s why God says in Isaiah 55:3 “incline your ear and come to me, listen, that you may live.” We must be a church with listening ears because we worship a God that loves to talk.
Someone might say, “I’ve never heard God speak in an audible voice.” But consider this: When humans detect frequencies as lows as 20 hertz, we don’t hear them as much as we feel them. For example, when the blue whale speaks at its lowest frequency, we can’t even hear it; our only chance is to feel it — its deep vibrations.
It’s similar with God, I may never have heard God speak in an audible voice, but I have felt God speak to me. I’ve felt divine vibrations that have made my soul tremble. I’ve felt God telling me to do things, some quite specific. We might not be able to hear God audibly, but if we pay attention, we can feel the powerful voice of God as we pray, as we read the Bible, as we worship, as we live daily in the spirit. Let us listen, therefore, so that we might live as God has called us to live!