Have you ever been to Niagara Falls? The sound there is amazing. The roar of the waterfall creates a persistent, resonating rumble that thunders for great distances. This is the imagery used in Psalm 42 to describe God’s activity. “Deep calls to deep in the roar of your waterfalls.”
Once again, the depiction of God’s presence as a roar shows us how extravagant He is in His desire to be in communion with us. He could have trickled or sprinkled or sputtered. David would have likely been satisfied with that. We, too, often settle for much less than what God desires for us. Even if we may become contented with less, God isn’t satisfied with giving us sufficient provision to satiate our need for Him. He goes overboard, because that’s the kind of God He is. Offering hope or joy or peace isn’t enough for Him. He desires to give us Himself. He gives so much that it has us crying out for more— the more of communion.
Rather than trickling, the waterfall of God’s presence thunders through our lives as a roar.
God is extravagant in His responses. When you thirst for Him like a stream, He answers you with a waterfall! Amazing! Psalm 42