Ezekiel 43:2 and behold, the glory of the God of Israel was coming from the way of the east. And His voice was like the sound of many waters; and the earth shone with His glory. 3And it was like the appearance of the vision which I saw, like the vision which I saw when He came to destroy the city.

God’s voice sounded like many waters. MANY waters, not the still waters of Psalm 23. Many waters are not silent, not tranquil: they are uncontrollable and deafening. When He came, the prophet couldn’t tell if this was judgement or mercy. Do they both look the same, I wonder?

Wouldn’t that be frightening? Even if you know who you are and you love the Lord, it’s still scary.

No matter the manner the Holy One comes, our response should be the same as the prophet’s:

and I fell on my face.”

Humility, honor, reverence. It is always the correct response.