Have you ever thought about the strength of God? I like the song “Big God” by the Imperials. One verse says, “My God’s a strong God; He made the mighty mountains. My God’s a strong God, but He holds me softly in His hands.” We serve a strong God!
The Lord said, “Let the.re be light,” and there it was. The work of the Lord is powerful! In Psalm 29:3-9 David talks about “the voice of the Lord” and what it can do. It “thunders over the mighty waters.” (vs 3) In Mark 4 Jesus and His disciples were caught in a storm on the Sea of Galilee, one so bad that these experienced fisherman feared for their lives. Jesus stood up and said, “Peace! Be Still!” and the storm ceased. With only His voice He calmed the raging sea.
“The voice of the Lord strikes with flashes of lightning.” (vs 7) In Exodus 19:16, 18-19 we can read about when the Lord came down to Mount Sinai. “On the morning of the third day there was thunder and lightning, with a thick cloud over the mountain and a very loud trumpet blast. Everyone in the camp trembled….Mount Sinai was covered with smoke, because the Lord descended on it in fire.” The Voice of the Lord is LOUD!
Another verse of “Big God” says, “My God’s a loud God; His fingers snap like thunder. My God’s a loud God; He rocks the hemisphere. My God’s a loud God; He echoes through the ages. My God’s a loud God, but He whispers softly in my ear.” He speaks loudly to show His power and majesty, but whispers softly to show His love for us as He did for Elijah in I Kings 19.
In Revelation, the image is of Christ coming to conquer “and out of His mouth came a double-edged sword.” (Revelation 1:16) In Ephesians 6:17 we are commanded to take “the sword of the Spirit which is the Word of God.” We are given the Word of God, the voice of God to conquer Satan when he attacks, and to heal a hurting world.
Our God is a big God, a loud God, a strong God, a conquering God, a loving God, and we have His Word, His voice!