We love swimming in Lake Huron. Some days, the water is totally calm and you can see your toes. When the waves are huge and the undertow is strong, we don’t swim because it is too dangerous.
We love playing in the waves when they’re just the right size to push us around a bit and occasionally go over our heads. We check on each other by calling and responding “Okay” when we resurface. If someone is on the beach watching us, they will try to tell us if we’re drifting too far away. Often, however, it’s impossible to hear the voice over the roar of the waves.
In our daily lives, we have periods of rough waters. God’s voice calls to us to check if we’re okay or to tell us that we’re drifting away. Although God’s voice is powerful, it often comes to us in quieter ways-a phone call, a pop song, a Bible reading, a conversation on a talk show, a hymn, a dream, a Facebook post, a sermon, a hug, the bread and wine, the sounds of nature. God’s voice is calling us, whether the waters are calm or mighty.
Lord, help us to hear your voice over the waters. Amen. — JW