As I met with God in the 19th chapter of Exodus today, I began to hear a whisper. It started out faint, but once it had my attention, it grew louder. Whispers from the God who knows the beginning from the end.
“Now if you obey me fully and keep my covenant, then out of all nations you will be My treasured possession. Although the whole earth is Mine, you will be for Me a kingdom of priests and a holy nation.” (v. 5-6)
“And the LORD said to Moses, ‘Go to the people and consecrate them today and tomorrow. Have them wash their clothes…'” (v. 10)
“But you were washed, you were sanctified, you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and by the Spirit of our God.” (1Corinthians 6:11)
“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… the LORD descended on it in fire…and the sound of the trumpet grew louder and louder.” (v. 16, 18)
“For the Lord himself will come down from heaven, with a loud command, with the voice of the archangel and with the trumpet call of God…” (1Thessalonians 4:16)
Just whispers. Shadows darting in and out of the story. But it is enough to make my heart bow once again in awe of the One who has laid claim to me, to my heart and my life, the One who did for me what I could not do for myself. The One who promised to come back for me. Beautiful whispers.