Wednesday, February 22, 2017

To the Mountain

Exodus 24:12-18
The LORD said to Moses, “Come up to me on the mountain, and wait there; and I will give you the tablets of stone, with the law and the commandment, which I have written for their instruction.” So Moses set out with his assistant Joshua, and Moses went up into the mountain of God. To the elders he had said, “Wait here for us, until we come to you again; for Aaron and Hur are with you; whoever has a dispute may go to them.”
Then Moses went up on the mountain, and the cloud covered the mountain. The glory of the LORD settled on Mount Sinai, and the cloud covered it for six days; on the seventh day he called to Moses out of the cloud. Now the appearance of the glory of the LORD was like a devouring fire on the top of the mountain in the sight of the people of Israel. Moses entered the cloud, and went up on the mountain. Moses was on the mountain for forty days and forty nights.

it's time for me
to ascend the mountain.
You call,
and I come
awaiting the gift
of your instruction.

While it will be
just a weekend long,
I pray
for your glory
to settle on the mountain,
for your voice
to speak clearly,
for your presence
to burn hot,
and for all who see it
to know that you alone are LORD!

You did it for Moses,
your servant.
Do it again
for your servants
who gather
on retreat this weekend
and who gather
every Sunday in worship.


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