Several things cause me to raise my voice. I cheer when my football team scores an incredible touchdown. I holler upstairs for my kids to come down for dinner. I scream to prevent someone from doing something that would hurt them. I screech loudly when the hammer misses everything but my thumb.
Although I have a tendency to be excitedly loud at times, I feel almost rebuked by the verse I read today..."Shout for joy at the top of your lungs...Say, 'God has saved His people." (Jeremiah 31: 7 MSG) I don't do this nearly enough.
Why do I emotionally raise my voice about other things, but remain "quiet and reserved" when it comes to what God has done in my life? This question confronts me today.