Following the presence of God
And the Lord went before them by day in a pillar of cloud to lead them along the way, and by night in a pillar of fire to give them light, that they might travel by day and by night.
There are some people who believe that the Christian life should be an easy life. And yet, you and I know this isn’t a Scriptural perspective. After all, Jesus told us to expect life to be challenging.
But one of the extraordinary aspects of our faith is learning that God’s grace and presence are always with us… especially in the hard places. We see this so clearly in today’s verse where we find the newly liberated children of Israel being lead in daylight by a pillar of cloud, and at night by a pillar of fire.
Do you know what these two pillars are? They are the majestic presence of God, what’s known in Hebrew as the Shekinah glory of the Lord.
Can you imagine how comforting it must have been to look into the sky, by day or night, and see God’s glorious presence leading you? Do you wish God would lead you like that? Well, he can!
As you go through life’s dry and barren places, keep your eyes fixed on Jesus and on his word. Step by step, you will discover the presence of almighty God leading you into all he has promised you.
AS YOU GO THROUGH LIFE’S DRY AND BARREN PLACES, KEEP YOUR EYES FIXED ON JESUS AND ON HIS WORD.