Wednesday, July 13, 2005

Anticipating the Climb


My five year old Luke climbing a mountain near Canmore, Alberta.

Early tomorrow morning, Ryan and I are spending six to ten hours scrambling the 2949 metres of Mt. Rundle. It was last winter, while trudging through knee deep snow up Sulphur Mt. in Banff that an inner voice told me he wanted to meet me across the valley on Rundle. I'm finally answering the voice in my head with some marathon action.

Exodus 34 records that when Moses said to God, "Show me your glory" God gave him some specific instructions:
  • chisel out two stone tablets (Moses had broken the first ones and he only had one copy)
  • be ready in the morning
  • come up the mountain
  • present yourself to me there
  • no one is to come with you
When Moses did these things:
  • the Lord came down
  • stood there with him
  • proclaimed his name (God's glory is in his name. Look at the attributes he gives himself...read Ex. 34:6-7)
  • and He passed in front of Moses
Ramifications:
  • Moses bowed his face to the ground at once and worshipped.
  • When Moses came down from Mount Sinai with the two tablets in his hands, he was not aware that his face was radiant because he had spoken with the Lord.

1 Comments:

At July 14, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Isn't it miraculous that God is so compassionate,Forgiving, and Merciful. So it's the evil one who does all the negative...that lead to bad attitudes and actions. Or our weak flesh.Our three enemies...the world, the flesh and the devil. Lord deliver us from evil today........make us strong.....as we resist.in Jesus name. Hope your climb is eventful.

 

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