by Nan Jones   @NanJonesAuthor

Phoenix Mountain rose in the distance, shrouded by a cloak of morning clouds. Its appearance was majestic. Regal. Indigo splendor with shades of purple beckoned to me from beneath the foggy mist, drawing my thoughts to the Lord. I knew this was a God-moment.

God was reminding me of His Presence.

The past few weeks have been tumultuous and laden with anxiety as the son of a dear friend fought for his life. An aggressive staff infection invaded Jake’s foot and ultimately his entire body. Prayers like a summer storm rained at the foot of the cross on his behalf. A battle ensued – I’m sure of it. But our God prevailed. Jake is coming home this week.

The clouds on the mountaintop captured my attention. I pressed the Lord for understanding.

God answered, reminding me that Moses met with Him on a cloudy mountain.

“Then Moses went up into the mountain, 
and a cloud covered the mountain. 
Now the glory of the Lord rested on Mount Sinai, and the cloud covered it six days. And on the seventh day 
He called to Moses out of the midst of the cloud.” 
~ Exodus 24:15-16

The purpose for the meeting was for God to instruct Moses on the building of the tabernacle, a holy place for the indwelling Spirit of God. In fact, on the mountain God told Moses, “And let them make Me a sanctuary, that I may dwell among them” (Exodus 25:14).

God pursued His children with His love. He desperately wanted to be in relationship with them but could not dwell or live among them because He was holy and they were not, thus the need for the Tabernacle.

God still pursues His children with His love. In our mountain of difficulties He wants us to open our eyes to behold Him. He wants us to walk closely with Him – close enough to recognize His Presence.

Are you climbing a mountain of difficulty? Is your world crumbling or spinning out of control?

Life is full of pinnacles – mountains that loom before us. But the bigger the mountain, the higher it reaches to the heavens, providing us a place to dwell richly with the Lord. 

And the clouds that shroud us from the sunlight making our world dark? Could it be that God is in the darkness too? The Scripture said, “He called to Moses out of the midst of the cloud.” I believe He calls to us from the midst of the clouds too.

Perhaps it’s in the clouds high on our mountains that we behold His glory, for He is with us. 


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