Devotional: Do You Hear What I Hear?

Genesis 11:1-9
11 And the whole earth was of one language, and of one speech.

2 And it came to pass, as they journeyed from the east, that they found a plain in the land of Shinar; and they dwelt there.

3 And they said one to another, Go to, let us make brick, and burn them thoroughly. And they had brick for stone, and slime had they for morter.

4 And they said, Go to, let us build us a city and a tower, whose top may reach unto heaven; and let us make us a name, lest we be scattered abroad upon the face of the whole earth.

5 And the Lord came down to see the city and the tower, which the children of men builded.

6 And the Lord said, Behold, the people is one, and they have all one language; and this they begin to do: and now nothing will be restrained from them, which they have imagined to do.

7 Go to, let us go down, and there confound their language, that they may not understand one another’s speech.

8 So the Lord scattered them abroad from thence upon the face of all the earth: and they left off to build the city.

9 Therefore is the name of it called Babel; because the Lord did there confound the language of all the earth: and from thence did the Lord scatter them abroad upon the face of all the earth.

Acts 2:1-13

2 And when the day of Pentecost was fully come, they were all with one accord in one place.

2 And suddenly there came a sound from heaven as of a rushing mighty wind, and it filled all the house where they were sitting.

3 And there appeared unto them cloven tongues like as of fire, and it sat upon each of them.

4 And they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance.

5 And there were dwelling at Jerusalem Jews, devout men, out of every nation under heaven.

6 Now when this was noised abroad, the multitude came together, and were confounded, because that every man heard them speak in his own language.

7 And they were all amazed and marvelled, saying one to another, Behold, are not all these which speak Galilaeans?

8 And how hear we every man in our own tongue, wherein we were born?

9 Parthians, and Medes, and Elamites, and the dwellers in Mesopotamia, and in Judaea, and Cappadocia, in Pontus, and Asia,

10 Phrygia, and Pamphylia, in Egypt, and in the parts of Libya about Cyrene, and strangers of Rome, Jews and proselytes,

11 Cretes and Arabians, we do hear them speak in our tongues the wonderful works of God.

Matthew 21:16 reads “And said unto him, Hearest thou what these say? And Jesus saith unto them, ‘Yea; have ye never read, Out of the mouth of babes and sucklings thou hast perfected praise?'”

The topic tonight came to me as my husband and I attempted to have a conversation with our granddaughter on Skype.

My granddaughter can say a few words rather clearly. If one has a really good imagination, perhaps a few words are translatable; then there’s jibberish! Who knows what in the world the child is attempting to say! She is simply going on and on, unintelligibly; although out of the mouths of babes, that “babble” inspired this devotional.

Once again, the Lord shows His authority in the stories about Babel and Pentecost. He is so able to divide or unite whenever necessary. In Genesis, the people scattered after the speech was confounded. Nothing good was going to come about as a result of their ability to relate to one another. When we look to Acts, however, He used that same power to bring people together.

April 1 will be the 26th anniversary for pay husband and I.Throughout the years, there have been some serious “Tower of Babel” moments! “What language are you speaking, Dear, because I cannot understand a word you just said!” I am certain that he has encountered the same thought process with me at times as well.

Then I think of the Holy Spirit. He translates our prayers to the Lord. Even in times we cannot articulate our needs, the Comforter reads our hearts to God, precisely and perfectly communicating with the King.

PRAYER

Father God

Thank You for this glorious day

We bring praise that through the power of Christ’s blood

We are able to come to You, O God

Thank You for sisters and brothers in Christ

We can join together with to study Scripture

And lift praises to Your Glorious Name

We are so amazed by the Word

Every verse, chapter and book is filled with evidence of Your greatness~

You educate Your children by giving us a look at our forefathers

Their triumphs and tragedies

We see mistakes, celebrations, grace and mercy,Lord

You show us how generations before us overcame struggles

And celebrated the Most High God

They walked toward and away from the Father

Some discovered faith while others abandoned it

Please let us grow and learn from those who walked before us

Through the Truth of Your Word

To You be all the glory, honor and praise

Thank You

In the Name of Jesus

AMEN

SONGS

“Al Hail the Power Of Jesus Name”

“Voice of Truth”

credits: GOD, JESUS, HOLY SPIRIT, SCRIPTURES

THE WORD OF GOD, life experiences of family, friends and my own

Ability and opportunity to share the Word with others-to God be the glory!

Love and encouragement of family and friends

About voicevessel bwc

First, and most importantly, I love Jesus Christ and I trust in Him as my Lord and Savior. I was raised in a Christian home by a godly dad and mom (who planned and had me in July before turning 42 in August), and 5 older siblings. My father passed away when I was 7 and my mother (who went to be with the Lord in 2005 at 81) never remarried. As a child, I was bullied at school, so I did not have many friends. I didn't want to tell my mom this because I knew she had enough worry being a widow at 50. I know what it is like to be lonely. As an adult, God showed me the value of His Friendship and has blessed me, too, with rich relationships with dear friends who also love the Lord. My husband and I (married 31 years as of 2020), have three wonderful, adult children and son-in-law as well as three darling grandchildren. Along with many others, my husband lost his job, but we refuse to be fearful or angry. The Lord has provided for us and we are so thankful for the opportunity to express gratitude through personal contact and occasional memories I share through writing. I believe the Lord has given me a venue to engage with others and a means to share His Word. Thank you for checking out my page. I hope you enjoy what you read. If there is anything positive or insightful in the devotionals (NOT CALLING MY WRITING "INSPIRED" by any means!), I give all credit and glory to Jesus Christ! On the other side of that, when something makes no sense, that's all me
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