For Project Positivity, I am meditating on Bible scripture daily. I’m starting in Genesis and reading until something strikes me and then I meditate on it. I would like to share what I meditated on the other day:
And they heard the sound of the LORD God walking in the garden in the cool of the day… Genesis 3:8a
I’m pretty blessed to be one of those people who has heard the Bible and been able to read it from childhood. But I have never really thought about this. I always think about Jesus walking on the earth. He’s the God Man. He was baptized in the Jordan River. When I think about God the Father on the earth, I think about His presence: the burning bush, passing light to make a covenant, and lighting Moses’s face. I don’t think about Him physically walking on the earth.
But He did.
And it made a sound.
Close your eyes and imagine what sound that could have been.
What did you hear? Did you hear the rustling of leaves? Did you hear something musical?
This also makes me think about listening for God’s voice. Elijah went out to hear God’s voice:
.. a great and strong wind tore the mountains and broke in pieces the rocks before the LORD, but the LORD was not in the wind. And after the wind, an earthquake, but the LORD was not in the earthquake. And after the earthquake a fire, but the LORD was not in the fire. And after the fire, the sound of a low whisper. And when Elijah heard it, he wrapped his face in his cloak and went out and stood at the entrance of the cave. 1 Kings 19: 11b – 13a
Maybe the sound He made in Eden was a quieter sound. Maybe it was a sound that you can’t hear with your ears, but you hear in your soul. Maybe.