Faint Whisper . . . by Joseph Littlefield
The Faint Whisper
In Psalm 19, the writer tells us that “the heavens declare the glory of the Lord.” However, Job 26 says that creation is but “a faint whisper” of who God is. So which is it? Does creation boldly speak about the Lord as we are told in Psalm 19 or is it actually just a hint of the Lord as we read in Job 26?
In reality it is both. In reality, the sovereign, omnipresent, eternal, transcendent Lord of the Bible is clearly seen in what He created. But the sovereign, omnipresent, eternal, transcendent Lord of the Bible is so sovereign, so omnipresent, so eternal and so transcendent that all that creation can muster up to proclaim Him does not begin to paint His full picture. Though creation sings of Him the song does not encompass Him.
If every person who has ever lived raised their voices, as one, to bellow out an anthem of His praises; and if the Alps, the Andes, the Himalayas and every other peak and valley of this world added its pristine bass line it would not be enough. If planets soared together in perfect rhythm; and if every sun and all the stars of all the galaxies provided the special effects it would not be grand enough. If earthquakes trembled in time with the notes; and if comets flared and solar systems burst with crescendos of joy; if black holes reversed their direction and exploded with the worthiness of the Lord; it would not speak boldly enough. If every miniscule sub-atomic particle of everything, everywhere, from every age, for all eternity pulsed together to the melodious proclamation of His power and His wisdom and His beauty and His honor and His glory and His love; it would not be a sufficient song. It would not cover it. It would not be enough. It would still be just a hint of who He is. He made all of everything from nothing; His words – The Word bringing everything into existence. The whole glorious, vast, magnificent realm of creation is not His equal – not all of it nor anything else ever will be. He alone is God.