SEEING THE GLORY OF THE LORD

“So Moses and Aaron said to all the Israelites, ‘In the evening you will know that it was the Lord who brought you out of Egypt, and in the morning you will see the glory of the Lord”.

Ex 16:6, 7 NIV

For most people life is pretty humdrum and dreary. One day follows another in fairly routine repetition. Occasionally a beautiful sunset or rainbow might grab our attention and wonder. But we soon sink back into the same old groove.

Life in the Sinai Desert, hallmarked by heat, hunger and hardship was much like that for the Israelites too. But Moses and Aaron were men of God. They kept the vision the others had lost. And they knew that God in his never-failing love and bounty was there in the wilderness with them. The manna that kept them from death and starvation was there, recurring day by day, a semi-miracle from God. And it was a reminder that it was God who had rescued them from slavery in Egypt. That they needed reminding is shown by their grumbling and grousing. But here they were and every new day brought its strange harvest of the desert, the manna. And Moses and Aaron knew that there in that providential food God was displaying his glory, his presence and his power.

We too, need to see the glory of God wherever we may find it. He may show it blazing forth in a magnificent sunrise on the sea shore, or the recurring life in trees and the grass of a new spring, or the chuckle of a baby, or elsewhere in nature. We might glimpse it too in a service of worship “when God draws near”. Be on the lookout for that glory – it’s special.

PRAYER THOUGHT

Lord, reveal your glory in my everyday world.