What is not to love about this story? Out of the mouth of babes come severe truths and hard to answer questions. I will never forget one of my children looking at my huge belly when I was close to delivering one of their siblings and asking, "How's that baby going to get out of there?" G U L P!
God's Word is filled with examples of those who do not feel they are hearing from God. David, the man after God's own heart, laments in the Psalms,
"How long, O Lord? Will you forget me forever?" Psalm 13:1 The Book of Job would have you believing that God had turned from Job, in God's own words, "A blameless and upright man." The silence of God can be deafening when we are in our lowest moments. The question becomes, "Does God speak to us?"
As I have thought this story of not hearing from God over, I was reminded of what we have discussed in Small Group during our study of this book,
One of sections speaks on the four parts of our soul~
If we are God's creation, it stands to reason, this is also how he created our soul. Does God not use our soul as his pipeline to communicate with us? He sent His Holy Spirit to be our comforter. Does it come and go--if we are not "feeling" comforted? Are those conscience nudging moments coming from us? Does the song of praise which brings tears of joy flow from our human emotion? Without a soul, we would be a vast chasm with no individual thought. A body with a brain for the computer--no mind.
God does speak--volumes--as in His Inspired Word--our Guide Book--Instruction Manual. God does speak--in the marvel of His creation as evidenced all around us--God does speak in that quiet small voice. The voice in our mind that only we can hear. The voice with which God uses His Holy Spirit to speak, guide and direct.
Yes, He does talk back. The question is "Are we listening?" Not to say that there are not periods of silence, but Why?" If we are missing His message, is it through fault of our own? God has spoken to me---NOT in a booming deep God like voice, but with a soft gentle whisper. I need to be listening, drown out the noise of the world, and expect Him to speak. Stop, look, and listen should be our mantra when we are seeking God's Voice. He is faithfully with us~Always~even in the silence.
Be still and know that I am God.