How faint the whisper we hear…

This is a small portion of God’s works, we see only the outlines, the surface, but none the less let’s list a few —

He spreads out the northern skies over empty space; He suspends the earth over nothing.
He wraps up the waters in his clouds, yet the clouds do not burst under their weight.
He covers the face of the full moon, spreading His clouds over it.
He marks out the horizon on the face of the waters for a boundary between light and darkness.
The pillars of the heavens quake, aghast at His rebuke. By his power He churned up the sea;
ByHis breath the skies became fair.

With all the advances which have been made in science, it is still true that we see but a small part of His works. What we are enabled to trace with all the aids of science, compared with what is unseen and unknown, may be like the analysis of a single drop of water compared with the ocean.

But we hear a whisper of a word.  A “whisper of a word” means a word not fully and audibly spoken, but which is whispered into the ear; and the beautiful idea here is, that what we see of God, and what He makes known to us, compared with the full and glorious reality, bears about the same relation which the gentlest whisper does to words that are fully spoken.

If, instead of speaking to us in gentle whispers, and giving to us in that way some faint indications of His nature, He were to speak out in thunder, who could understand him? If, when He speaks in such faint and gentle tones, we are so much impressed with a sense of His greatness and glory, who would not be overwhelmed if He were to speak out as in thunder?


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