You would think he would have recognized his voice considering
they lived in such close quarters. But, he didn’t recognize the sound. And, it happened again a few minutes later. The same voice, calling out his name but the young boy still didn’t understand what he heard or who was calling him so late in the night. But, in his spirit there was a resounding familiarity. Samuel ran to Eli a second and a third time. Understand, Samuel did not know the Lord, as yet, he was only twelve-years-old. The scripture says the Lord had not been revealed to him even though he slept in the same room with the ark of the covenant.
Finally, Eli, the High Priest, “realized that the Lord was calling the boy. 9 So Eli told Samuel, “Go and lie down, and if he calls you, say, ‘Speak, Lord, for your servant is listening.’” So Samuel went and lay down in his place.10 The Lord came and stood there, calling as at the other times, “Samuel! Samuel!” Then Samuel said, “Speak, for your servant is listening.” 11 And the Lord said to Samuel: “See, I am about to do something in Israel that will make the ears of everyone who hears about it tingle.” 1 Samuel 3:8-11
Samuel heard the Lord’s voice in another realm…the second atmosphere. Remember, as it is on Earth so it is in Heaven. It even took Eli, the High Priest, a minute. As promised, the Lord revealed himself in that still small voice. Oh…do you hear what I hear?
For a while now, I have been reading the numerous reports about strange sounds coming from the earth. This ‘phenomena’ has been going on for some 40 years. These strange sounds have been reported throughout the US, Canada, Australia, Russia, Germany, and other countries.
Some people have described it as ‘background music from a movie’ or ‘echoes of trumpets’ even ‘a strange hum coming from the sky.’ What could this really be? One article reported, “The continuous waves produce sounds lasting from 13 to 300 seconds. They can be heard by a relatively small proportion of people – who are sensitive to the hums – and also by seismic instruments.” Ocean waves rocking the sea bed and causes the planet to vibrate and in turn produces those sounds.
Yet, His word says:
Let the heavens be glad, and the earth rejoice! Let the sea and everything in it shout his praise!
1 Chronicles 16:32
Let the sea resound, and all that is in it; let the fields be jubilant, and everything in them!
The stones of the wall will cry out, and the beams of the woodwork will echo it.
Some will say science. I say God.
When the Pharisees wanted Jesus to rebuke his disciples, Jesus answered, “I tell you, if these become silent, the stones will cry out!” Luke 19: 39-40
He who has ears to hear, let him hear. Be still and know…these are the last days.
Speak Lord, for your servant is listening.