We just came back from spending a few days in Tofino , enjoying Pacific Rim National Park. We had a wonderful time absorbing the beauty of God's creative power.
Our master bedroom , on the second floor, had tall huge windows and a pato that overlooked the ocean view. We slept with the door open and the roaring sound of the waves filled my ears. I love to fall sleep lulled by the rythmic ocean sounds.
The first night I lay awake much of the night ... and I listened and followed my thoughts.
I thought about the waves crashing onto shore for thousands of years. From the time of Adam they have never stopped, wave after wave with endless repetative consistency. Day after countless day the waves have brought the tide in and then taken it back out again.
I thought about the scripture verses that talk about God's Voice being like 'many waters' . In His creation God designed each part to reveal His character. He choose the ocean's waves to picture His voice.
Eze 43:2 "And behold, the glory of the God of Israel came from the way of the east. His voice was like the sound of many waters; and the earth shone with His glory."
Rev 1:15 "His feet were like fine brass, as if refined in a furnace, and His voice as the sound of many waters"
I thought about what the ocean's waves teach us about God's Voice.
**1. The waves come from afar.... They come from beyond where our eye can see, as does God's Voice. He speaks from heaven , far beyond the realm of our physical reality.
"Him who speaks from heaven " Heb. 12:25
**2. The waves thunder and roar....God's Voice is powerful... no one can 'overtalk' God. But the waves can also be gentle on the shore lapping up over the sand.
Psa 29:4 "The voice of the LORD is powerful; The voice of the LORD is full of majesty."
1Ki 19:12 "and aftera the earthquake a fire, but the LORD was not in the fire; and after the fire a still small voice."
**3. The sound of the waters never stops. God says He is the "God who speaks" (Is. 52:6) God's voice can always be heard....His Words continually go out over the earth.
Rom. 10:18 "their sound has gone out to all the earth"
**4. The waves are predictable and consistant... we had a chart book in our cabin that listed the times of the tides .... God has also given us a 'chart book' that tells us His ways. They never change.
"Forever , O Lord, Your word is settled in heaven.." Ps. 119:89
Next time, you stand at the ocean shore ... stop and listen, not just to the roar of the waves, but to the Voice of God who spoke them into being.