9 Then Moses spoke to Aaron, “Say to all the congregation of the children of Israel, ‘Come near before the LORD, for He has heard your complaints.’” 10 Now it came to pass, as Aaron spoke to the whole congregation of the children of Israel, that they looked toward the wilderness, and behold, the glory of the LORD appeared in the cloud.
11 And the LORD spoke to Moses, saying, 12 “I have heard the complaints of the children of Israel. Speak to them, saying, ‘At twilight you shall eat meat, and in the morning you shall be filled with bread. And you shall know that I am the LORD your God.’”
(Exodus 16:9-12, New King James Version)
Glory in the Cloud
As we continue in the Bible passage we began in yesterday's devotion, our word glory is used in a different context. Yesterday we spoke of God's glory being shown through the food He would send to the Israelites, but today we are talking about the glory of God in the clouds.
What do you suppose they saw? How did they know that they were seeing the glory of God? I really do not know, as a matter of fact no one really knows! However, when I think of what it may have been like, I think of times when there are a few huge, billowy, white clouds floating in a clear blue sky. Then I notice that one such cloud is covering up the sun. Instead of the sun, we see a magnificent glowing cloud with streams of light pouring out from all sides.
Somehow we tend to equate glory with light. I think than is not so very far from wrong, because we know that God is light. In heaven there will be no need for the sun for the light of God will fill every space, inside and out.
Let us look at that cloud again. What do our hearts do when we see such a beautiful sight? The glory of God fills our hearts and we seem to understand how little and unimportant we really are. God, alone, deserves all glory and honor.
Let us think about that as we go about our duties of this day.
How many ways can you see the glory of God affecting your life today? I would love to get some answers from you for that question!
God Bless You,