The more things change, the more they stay the same. During the time of Christ there were many voices to be heard, but there was one voice “as it is written in the book of the words of Isaiah the prophet, saying: ‘The voice of one crying in the wilderness: ‘Prepare the way of the Lord; Make His paths straight’.” Most people did not listen to that one voice, but those that did found the Messiah, and salvation for their souls.
In response to the many voices in his time, the early 20th century preacher and author A. W. Tozer had said:
“The world is waiting to hear an authentic voice, a voice from God.” – A. W. Tozer – American Preacher
And today it is the same, but I would argue that the level of noise today is greater than any other time. We are inundated with the voices of entertainers, politicians, pundits, neighbors, coworkers, family, friends and enemies. We have 24-7 media and instant access to each other and everything else with cell phones, the Internet and digital TV. So many voices, so much noise.
But there are those in this world, who are tired of the noise, and are looking for an authentic voice. A voice that speaks the truth, a voice that can be trusted, a voice with words of hope and love, a voice from God. A.W. Tozer was right, and is still right today, the world is waiting for that authentic voice. And that voice can be yours.
So let’s cut through the noise in our own lives and listen to the Word of God. It’s like the instruction on an airplane, where we are told in the case of an emergency, if the oxygen masks drop first put the mask on yourself before trying to help anyone else. We must first find the voice of God in our lives, and when we do, then we can bring that voice to others.
The world is waiting to hear an authentic voice, a voice from God. Let that voice be yours.