The Voice Will Never Be Silent

In the beginning there was no earth, no air, no fire, and no water. There were no up quarks or down quarks. There were no leptons or nuclei.

There was no such thing as color – the behavior of light in response to a material thing.

There was no such thing as smell – the interpretation of matter by an airborne sampling.

There was no touch – the physical sensation of contact between two material things.

There was no sight – not of our sort.

No taste.

No ears.

No time.

But there was a Being, spirit, infinite, I AM. In that being there was One, and there were Many. Here was Love. There was Joy. There was True Laughter. There was a Word, a Voice. There was Artist, but not yet art.

And that Voice said Light, and extended Himself a finite canvas to paint the only thing that could be worth painting, to paint the I AM.

The art has a beginning – it began when time did – but it will have no end. Only endings. Even now it still grows and expands, twists and intertwines, rises and sets, spins and doubles back.

The Voice will never be silent.

—N. D. Wilson
Notes from the Tilt-a-Whirl

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Psalm Nineteen

Who is glorious like our God? And what tells forth his glory, but the Word of God? In the beginning, God gave forth his voice, he spoke the worlds into existence, and by his Word all creation was made (Genesis 1; John 1:1-3); and now, from one day to another, the glories of the sun and sky and stars above all give an unceasing testimony to the greatness of this God. There is no part of the world where divine glory does not overwhelm our myopic, sin-stained eyes with a dazzling brilliance. All creation shouts forth the majesty of the Creator with a voice loud enough to wake the deaf and shake the earth’s foundations. And these are but a whisper of his ways! The staggering beauty of the heavens are but the echoes of that voice that first thundered “Let there be Light”! And the whole universe is awash with these echoes of the Word – so that they are rendered utterly without excuse, who exchange the glory that can be known from Creation, even the divine majesty and Godhead of the Creator, for a lesser glory to worship (Romans 1:18-32).

—Nathan Pitchford
Images of the Savior from the Psalms

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