A Message for You

One way God is talking to you right now

by PASTOR JON HUIZENGA
River Rock Church

I was camping the other night, out in the woods, at 11 p.m., away from light. The night sky was beautiful. I identified a few constellations and wished I knew more. The sight distances are so vast! I regretted how many nights I settle for a ceiling over my head, artificial light, and some screen with its shallow content.

God talks outdoors! Look in the sky at night and you can almost hear God quietly and powerfully say, “Yes, I am here.”

Did you know that the Bible says God talks outdoors? Here it is, Psalm 19: “The heavens declare the glory of God, the skies proclaim the work of his hands. Day after day they pour forth speech. Night after night they display knowledge. There is no speech or language where their voice is not heard.”

Look for God outdoors. He is there speaking about his majesty. It is a shame to miss him, so look.

You spend too much time indoors: Ceiling above your head, artificial light, building sounds (fans, pumps, compressors), indoor smells (cologne, food, staleness). Have you noticed how being outdoors relaxes you? The sky is big. The smells are nice (usually). The light is pleasant. One thing you miss indoors is that sense of power. God is speaking about his vastness and his power out there in the sky and we humans stay in our rectangular rooms.

Of course, we have to go to work. Of course, we must escape harsh weather. But God talks outdoors in a way that we shouldn’t miss.

One more thing: No matter where you are on planet Earth, no matter what language people are speaking, no matter what culture is present,  human beings are hearing this voice of God. Tom in Michigan and Kaaya in Tanzania hear the same God-voice in a language they can understand.

Soon it will be getting colder and you will have to put forth more effort to be out there. Now, however, it is easy to get out there. Go outside! God is waiting to talk to you. Oh, and while you are out there, say “Hi” back.

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