His consuming fire accepted my offering of thanksgiving and praise.
His consuming fire accepted my offering of thanksgiving and praise.

The evening sky burned with the fiery orange of a setting sun, its consuming fire melting away the day. Colors were intense. Brilliant. Ablaze. It was difficult to look away as this majestic sight drew me into its glory.

I thought about the Lord.

In Scripture He is often referred to as a consuming fire (Hebrews 12:29); His glory also described as such:

“The sight of the glory of the Lord was like a consuming fire on the top of the mountain in the eyes of the children of Israel.” ~ Exodus 24:17

As I considered this concept, the day’s activities wandered through my mind: its joys, its sorrows; its burdens and its peace.

I thought about God’s Presence through it all — not because it was especially difficult, but just because He promised to be with me always — in the mundane, and the dramatic; in the crisis, and in the activity of an ordinary day.

I thought about His goodness, and His faithfulness — His mercies that are new every morning. And I thanked Him for being with me as I offered up a sacrifice of praise.

His consuming fire .... I knew the Lord was with me.
His consuming fire …. I knew the Lord was with me.

Now at the end of this ordinary day, I witnessed the glory of my God overhead.

I knew in my heart He accepted my offering of thanksgiving and praise — His consuming fire setting the evening sky ablaze.

The sweet presence of His Spirit surrounded me in the gentle breeze that began to blow. I felt the touch of His love upon my heart, the strength of His joy deep within.

I sat and watched as the blaze of His fire dipped below the mountain ridge. The fiery orange and amber glow began to mellow, blending into a deep navy blue which quickly became an inky black.

At day’s end, a peace settled over me and I knew in my knower, “It is well with my soul.”

Selah

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Nan