“Shhhhh!, Listen”

That Voice

1 Kings 19:11-13
New Living Translation (NLT)

11 “Go out and stand before me on the mountain,” the Lord told him. And as Elijah stood there, the Lord passed by, and a mighty windstorm hit the mountain. It was such a terrible blast that the rocks were torn loose, but the Lord was not in the wind. After the wind there was an earthquake, but the Lord was not in the earthquake. 12 And after the earthquake there was a fire, but the Lord was not in the fire. And after the fire there was the sound of a gentle whisper. 13 When Elijah heard it, he wrapped his face in his cloak and went out and stood at the entrance of the cave.

And a voice said, “What are you doing here, Elijah?”

That Voice

I hear it in the morning
Amid the chirping of the birds,
A message sweet and lovely
Spoken without a word,

And then again at midday
With the sun so high above,
As the world is calling loudly
I hear it whisper of your love,

Before long work is over,
The roar of traffic fills the air,
And it’s drowned out by the honking
Yet I know you’re always there,

At home I try to tune it in
But the kids want me to play,
And finally when I try again
On the couch I drift away,

Then as the full moon rises
And I climb the stairs to bed,
One last time I listen hard
As dreams begin to fill my head,

Please hear my plea as I fall asleep
May tomorrow I hear only you,
There is no voice that’s quite as sweet,
No other words quite so true.

©2018 by William Pierce


Please do not let me listen to the world and fail to hear You. Thank You, Lord!