This is no reason for us to expect to hear God’s voice in the clouds. Since the completion of the Bible He speaks to us through His Word. Like someone said, “If you want to hear the voice of God, read the Bible out loud”. However there is a great lesson in this story for us. God does have a way of communicating with us through circumstances. In commenting on these verses J. R. Miller wrote:
There is significance also, in the message from the cloud, “Listen to him!” We must learn to listen to Christ—and to him only. There are mysteries about Christianity, things hard to be understood—but we may safely wait for the solution of these, meanwhile doing sweetly and quietly the things that Christ bids us do. Hereafter, we shall know.
Rain comes out of clouds, and if there is no rain—all nature suffers. So out of sorrow’s clouds—the rain falls, and our lives are enriched thereby.”