Listen—he’s calling in thunder, rumbling, rolling thunder. Call out "Bravo!" to God, the High God of Israel. His splendor and strength rise huge as thunderheads. Psalm 68:33-34 (MSG)
My wife and I sleep with one of those sound machines that produce a steady stream of nature sounds to help lull you into a deep slumber. Wendy has always set the sound machine on the sound of ocean waves. I don’t mind that at all. Hearing the constant rolling of the ocean waves is a great sound to help ease me into my dreams. My preference, however, has always been the sound of the thunderstorm.
When I was a young believer I read Job 37 which, like today’s chapter, is one of the many passages in God’s Message that describes God’s voice as thunder. Ever since that moment, I’ve not heard a peal of thunder that did not remind me of our Creator. I love a good thunderstorm, as it reminds me that God’s voice is present and all around me if I will tune my heart to hear Him.
And so, with my wife at my side, I enjoy fading into La-La-Land to the sound of the ocean waves. But, when I’m taking a nap by myself, I switch the sound machine to a thunderstorm and let my heavenly Father’s voice lull me to sleep.