A few days ago it was extremely foggy.
It was so foggy I could only see a faint outline
of our neighbor's house across the street.
It was a few hours before I could see
the little windmill in her back yard by the duck pond.
I was remembering that foggy morning as I read Exodus 24:12-18;
this is when God called Moses to come up on the smokey mountain.
(The smokey mountain, not The Great Smokey Mountains!)
When reading this at other times, I had never noticed
that when Moses entered the thick cloud,
he had to wait there for SIX days
before God spoke to him on the SEVENTH day!
I don't know about you,
but often I am very impatient.
I wonder if Moses was cold, or hungry,
or impatient for God to speak
as he waited, ...and waited, ...and waited.
It sounds like the Israelite people
at the foot of the mountain had more evidence
of God's presence in those SIX days than Moses did.
It says in Exodus 24:17 that the glory of the LORD
appeared to them as a raging fire on top of the mountain.
I wonder if sometimes when I feel I am
in the middle of a dark cloud,
...can't see God,
...can't feel Him,
...just waiting for Him to show up
in the midst of my cloud of challenges,
can other people around me see
that I am in His presence before I do?
But just as the sun finally started breaking
through the fog a few days ago,
God will come through and show Himself.
As He faithfully sends us rain in the spring,
He promises to always come to us
when we wait for Him!
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