Show me Your Glory
I’ve been studying in Exodus for Sunday School the last few weeks, and I must admit that there is something about their world that I’m jealous of. That might sound pretty crazy because at the beginning of Exodus, the people of Israel are slaves. Then they are freed from slavery through a series of miraculous events. That sounds like a happy ending, until you read on and discover that, due to their own inability to have faith in God, they spend the next 40 years wandering around in the desert. What’s more, there’s about a million of them, literally, living in tents, wandering from place to place, eating the same thing every day that falls from the sky every morning. You might think, “That really doesn’t sound like much to be jealous of Lora.” Well, here’s the deal….. God’s presence was tangible. He led them by a pillar of cloud by day, and a pillar of fire by night. When the people built Him a tabernacle to live in, His presence filled the tabernacle, and a cloud surrounded it by day and there was fire in the cloud at night. When the cloud lifted, they all followed. They could physically see where God was all the time. If they got to wondering where God was, they could just look at the tabernacle and see that He’s still there, and that they were still where they were supposed to be. That’s what I’m jealous of. Sometimes I wish that there was a cloud in front of my house, and all I had to do was follow the cloud. Chuckle. It’s rather an amusing thought on the surface, but surely I’m not the only one that wishes it was that clear cut and simple! Sometimes I simply need the presence of God to be visible and tangible.
Here’s my question for you. (And I hope that you will post your answers here.) Where do you look when you want that same reminder of the presence of God? Where in your life do you see the glory of God revealed in a tangible way? I’m looking forward to reading your answers, and in a few days, I’ll post my own answer.