Pop Star Nick Cave Comments on the Voice of God

  • “The more absent he feels, the more indifferent the cosmos appear to be, the more fervent and necessary my search for meaning becomes.”
  • The connection to God comes primarily through studying the Bible and through prayer.
  • It is better not to wait to be aroused to know the voice of God through tragedy and to begin today to seek out an answer to the question: What does God’s voice sound like?

Nick Cave was asked, “What does God’s voice sound like?”  His answer was beautiful.

A rock star becomes for his fans a model, a life coach, a guru, a friend.  People ask him all sorts of questions like how to overcome loneliness and grief.  CNN picked up on his answer to a follower on “What does God’s voice sound like?” It seems that he is going in the way of the famous female pop-star Madonna who entered the spiritual realm many years ago. His latest song “Red Right Hand” is an allusion to the vengeance of God. In the last few months he has posted on his website “you can ask me anything.” He got a flood of 100 letters a week.

Nicholas Cave (born 22 September 1957) is an Australian musician, singer-songwriter, author, screenwriter, composer and occasional actor, best known for fronting the rock band Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds. Cave’s music is generally characterized by emotional intensity, a wide variety of influences, and lyrical obsessions with death, religion, love and violence.

When asked about how he feels about God?  He answered:

“The more absent he feels, the more indifferent the cosmos appear to be, the more fervent and necessary my search for meaning becomes.”

The voice of God is mentioned in Psalms 29:

The voice of the Lord is powerful; the voice of the Lord is full of majesty.  The voice of the Lord breaks the cedars of Lebanon.  The voice of the Lord divides the flames of fire.  The voice of the Lord shakes the wilderness. The voice of the Lord makes hinds to calve, and strips the forests bare, and in his temple everyone speaks of his glory.  The Lord gives strength to his people, the Lord blesses his people with peace.

At Mount Sinai it says that God spoke and gave the Ten Commandments, like it says:

“And God spoke all these words saying, “I am the Lord your God.”

Throughout the Torah, it says, And God spoke to Moses saying giving to Moses his instructions in how to build the nation of God on earth.  In history there have been prophets who have heard the voice of God.  These prophesies are published in the Bible.  The connection to God comes primarily through studying the Bible and through prayer. Jerimiah prophesized that in the future the whole world will know God, the children and the adults.  The voice of God will be heard by every interested man.  To those people who are not interested in God his voice will be frightening.  To those that have a true desire to communicate with God his voice will be beautiful as described by Nick Cave.

Sometimes people are awakened to the need to hear the voice of God through tragedy. In 2015 Nick Cave lost his dear 15 year old son when he died from a fall from a seaside cliff in Brighton. The family suffered great grief from this accident and Nick sought salvation from sadness through his songs and his fans that gathered to hear him. It is better not to wait to be aroused to know the voice of God through tragedy and to begin today to seek out an answer to the question: What does God’s voice sound like?

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David Wexelman

Rabbi David Wexelman is the  author of five books on the topics of World Unity and Peace, and Progressive Jewish Spirituality. Rabbi Wexelman is a member of the American Friends of Maccabee, a charitable organization helping the poor in the United States and in Israel.  Donations are tax deductible in the USA.
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