There’s a language only understood by the family. A stranger or outside cannot interpret the communication because of the code. Researchers have studied to understand the number of languages and it varies between 5,000 and 7,000, all contingent on dialects.
Our English language is heard across the globe as a common communication form. When heard it can be translated, reinterpreted, and if communication can’t be heard or seen, it can be transferred to sign language or Braille. Whatever the method the receiver has to be able to transpose each syllable to grasp a full understanding.
This isn’t just for humans, but also in the animal kingdom, for example let’s consider the woodpecker. Despite the volume of noise his beak generates and the annoyance of it, the woodpecker (not known as a vocal bird, and he certainly doesn’t sing like the parakeet) is making a sound to express a need. He uses his pecking to communicate with other birds; to attract a mate, to warn off predators and rivals and as a way to mark his turf. Sounds like a dog, right, marking his territory. Imagine that. For the woodpecker this particular type of pecking is known as “drumming,” and woodpeckers often seek out hard surfaces like wood to ensure the sound is loud and able to be transmitted long range. They want to be heard.
Another form of communication is the Morse code which transmits almost the same, with clicking (a series of one-off tones or lights) to make a sound, which is only understood by a skilled listener who interprets the code. I associate each of these communication forms to that of the Holy Spirit whose language in other utterances or tongues is only interpreted in the spiritual realm. This transmission is understood by God only to protect the believer, send out a battle cry, to communicate in heaven, what is needed here on earth. As believers we never have to wonder if our communication is being heard, as God hears our hearts and we have a language that carries to Him, and Him alone to meet our needs (1st Corinthians 14:22 – Wherefore tongues are for a sign, not to them that believe, but to them that believe not: but prophesying serveth not for them that believe not, but for them which believe).
Do you believe ?