Sunday, January 3, 2016

A Listening, Speaking, Smelling, Feeling God

“They have ears, but cannot hear, noses, but cannot smell.” –Psalm 115:6

When Lexi’s on the scent of something, I can hear her sniffing. Her nose is working so hard that it’s audible. She takes sharp, rapid little inhales and hardly seems to exhale at all. I know Lexi can smell. The psalmist writes in Psalm 115, “Their idols are silver and gold, made by human hands. They have mouths, but cannot speak, eyes, but cannot see. They have ears, but cannot hear, noses, but cannot smell. They have hands, but cannot feel,  feet, but cannot walk, nor can they utter a sound with their throats” (v. 4-7). These man-made idols are useless. But our God listens, speaks, sees, smells, touches, and walks (with us). How do we know? We can see God at work, the way I can hear Lexi’s nose. We hear God’s voice; we feel his hand on our hearts. We know our God is a living God. We know it when we walk with him.

Dear God, Let me see that you are a listening, speaking, seeing, smelling, feeling, living God. Amen

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