Did you ever notice that when we talk to little babies we tend to raise our voices to an unatural pitch, speak slower and have a smile on our face? Somtimes we even use different words, simpler words that we think may be easier to comprehend. Some even use sounds that aren’t words at all like goo-goo and ga-ga.
Do you think that God speaks baby talk to us? He tells us in Scripture that his ways are not our ways and the answer that he gives to poor Job makes it clear that until we can grasp him and create as he does, we will never be able to understand his answers to some of our questions. I heard someone say the other day that he is really happy that he cannot understand God because if he could then he and God would be on the same intellectual plane and that would be a really scary thing.
God speaks to us in love because he is love. He speaks tenderly, compassionately and quietly. He speaks to our hearts and to our minds. He speaks through others, through nature, through his Word. He is constantly speaking, inviting. He speaks sweetly and gently. If you listen, you will hear the God talk from a loving Abba (Daddy). Baby talk? God talk. Can we always understand his words? Probably not all the time, but knowing the Source, we can be sure of the message.
” . . . but knowing the Source, we can be sure of the message.” Great reminder. Great words.
You make some very good points … as always.
Have you noticed that when people talk to strangers, say some tourist asking for directions for instance, they always shout at them as if all foreigners are deaf! And they speak slowly to make them understand.
Does God shout at us? Yes … sometimes. When we’re too stubborn to listen and we think we know best. Look at the way He “shouted” at Paul on his way to Damascus. Often people get to find God through similar awful circumstances in their lives.
As to understanding Him … you’re right in what you say.
God does not ask us to understand Him. He asks us to trust Him and love Him in return.
God bless you.
Yes, God does speak to us in so many different ways. Often though in our daily lives, we are so consumed with ourselves that we don’t even here Him speak to us. I am so glad that He is patient and keeps offering me so many opportunities to stop and listen, to be still and know that He is God. Nice post.
Yes … that last line says so much.
What a nice post. I really love reading these types or articles. I can?t wait to see what others have to say.