On the morning of the third day there were thunders and lightnings, in a thick cloud upon the mountain, and a very loud trumpet blast, so that all the people who were in the camp trembled.
God speaks to His people in more than one way. Here He spoke loudly and with spectacular overtones. In 1 Kings 19:12 He spoke to Elijah in a "still small voice" after rejecting such vehicles as high wind and earthquake. We may hear God's voice in the sudden and the spectacular events of our lives--but it is just as probable that He will speak to us in the silence, quietly conveying the message He wants us to receive. He comes to us in the unusual, the shocking, the cataclysmic, and the catastrophic. But He also makes His presence known in gentler ways: by the quiet nudging of conscience, the steady glow of conviction--or by the constant remembrance of our first meeting with the Master.
Taken from the Book: "Today, Lord, I Will"