Ever wonder what God’s voice sounds like? Some people I’ve talked to have told me that they actually hear him answer their prayers in a clear audible voice. Sorry, I don’t believe most of you. But what if that was true? What if when God spoke he sounded like Truman Capote? What would that do to the image you have of him? I don’t know if I’m ready to know what his voice sounds like.
I think that maybe he speaks through our consciences. After all, we somehow posses an awareness of what we “ought” and “ought not” do. It isn’t just something we “learned”, even babies have a sense of right and wrong. It’s ingrained into our very being. It influences the decisions we make. If we find a wallet full of money, we face an inner awareness of doing the right thing and return it, or the wrong thing and keep it. The latter usually causes an unpleasant sense know as “guilt”.
Where did that moral code come from? I don’t think we just made it up like the rules of baseball? Moral code seems to be pretty absolute, like mathematics. Humans didn’t invent math, we discovered it. Mathematics and moral law have something in common, they transcend time and culture…they are always the same. Two times two will always be four…shoplifting will always be wrong.
If we had no laws to break, and no Divine Being to be accountable to, we would have no idea of how far short we fall in keeping the law and little need for forgiveness and redemption.
…and if God does sound like Truman, I’ll just have to get used to it.