“Then He said, “Go out, and stand on the mountain before the Lord.” And behold, the Lord passed by, and a great and strong wind tore into the mountains and broke the rocks in pieces before the Lord, but the Lord was not in the wind; and after the wind an earthquake, but the Lord was not in the earthquake, and after the earthquake a fire, but the Lord was not in the fire; and after the fire a still small voice.” I Kings 19:11-12 NKJV
Elijah was a prophet of the Lord. He spoke God’s words to the people of Israel. But the people of Israel were not following God’s law, they had turned away from God. Some wanted to kill Elijah and so he was hiding in cave on a mountain. But the Lord came and spoke to Elijah. God passed by and there was a great wind, a rattling earthquake, and a burning fire, but God was not in those. Instead God was in a “still small voice” that spoke to Elijah with comfort and guidance.
God is as powerful as the wind, as mighty as an earthquake, and as consuming as a fire; but God speaks to us in a “still small voice” that shows His love and care for us. All the created world declares God’s power and love.
God’s Still Small Voice
I can hear God’s voice in the fluttering thrum of a tiny green hummingbird’s delicate wings.
I can hear God’s voice in the whispering breeze as it plucks at green leaves like guitar strings.
I can hear God’s voice in the rushing, gurgling stream as it flows over rocks and on to the sea.
I can hear God’s voice in the woodpecker’s thumping beak, searching for bugs in a dead tree.
I can hear God’s voice in the cheerful chirping, tweeting, and cooing of the birds in the wood.
I can hear God’s voice in the laughter of family and friends smiling and talking of all that’s good.
This week listen for God’s still small voice. Close your eyes and listen to the created world. What do you hear? Draw a picture of where you heard God’s voice. You can draw what you heard or draw one of the examples above. Don’t forget to share it with your parents and tell them how you heard God’s still small voice.
If you want to share your picture, ask your parents to share it by Facebook messenger or by email so that it can be posted to the Kids Gallery Page. Thanks.
Blessings to everyone as you listen for God’s still small voice!