Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Leading the Leadable.

After leaving Succoth they camped at Etham on the edge of the desert. By day the Lord went ahead of them in a pillar of cloud to guide them on their way and by night in a pillar of fire to give them light, so that they could travel by day or night. Neither the pillar of cloud by day nor the pillar of fire by night left its place in front of the people.
Exodus 13:20 - 22
Imagine the sight as you and your fellow nation did something you never experienced... and never would again.
Imagine the awe as you followed a towering pillar of cloud during the day.
Imagine the heat the pillar of fire gave off at night.
What an amazing lesson for the children... what a great lesson for everyone.
It wasn't enough for the Lord to deliver Israel from the cruel bondage of Egypt.  It wasn't enough to (later) institute laws governing a nation that did not know how to govern itself.  The Lord led them:
He led them spiritually through His anointed leaders.
He led them morally through the issuing of the Law.
He led them physically in the pillars day and night.
God may not be leading you through the wilderness... He may not walk ahead of you in a pillar of cloud by day and a pillar of fire at night... but you can be sure of this:
He wants to lead you through whatever you are going through.
Friends... follow the deliverer.

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