Clouds

Have you ever felt like you were walking around in a cloud?  Every way you turn is foggy, misty, unclear, and shrouded, and you feel frustrated that you can’t break free.  You reach out, and you can’t find God anywhere.  Maybe, just maybe, the clouds are a sign that the Lord IS with you.  Exodus 16:10 says that when Aaron was speaking, the glory of the Lord appeared in the cloud to the whole Israelite community.  Exodus 24:15-16 tells us that when Moses went up onto Mt. Sinai, the cloud covered the mountain for six days, and on the seventh day, the Lord called from the cloud.  Notice that Moses had to wait six days IN the cloud.  In Luke chapter 9, a cloud appeared and enveloped Jesus and three of his disciples, and they were very afraid, but then God spoke from the cloud.  Seems to me, clouds may not be a sign of God’s absence in our lives, but on the contrary, may be a sign of His presence.  Take heart!  Revelation 1:7 says, “Look, he is coming with the clouds, and every eye will see him.”  Could it have been all along that His glory is so incredibly brilliant to the human eye that He has to conceal his presence in a cloud?  He is with us…even in the cloud! – Judy Ennis

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