Just walked in the door a few minutes ago from Salt Lake!
We left on Tuesday morning and made the 765 mile trip in a day, capturing some of God’s most amazing creation along the way. We were welcomed to Salt Lake City with a rainbow at sunset (check out my Facebook page for that pic), the mountains glowing red… The picture doesn’t do it justice. When we saw the sun’s reflection off the clay cliffs, it radiated power. As I searched for a Scripture to describe it, this one seemed the most appropriate:
“When Moses went up on the mountain, the cloud covered it, and the glory of the LORD settled on Mount Sinai. For six days the cloud covered the mountain, and on the seventh day the LORD called to Moses from within the cloud. To the Israelites the glory of the LORD looked like a consuming fire on top of the mountain. Then Moses entered the cloud as he went on up the mountain. And he stayed on the mountain forty days and forty nights…When the people saw that Moses was so long in coming down from the mountain, they gathered around Aaron and said, ‘Come, make us gods who will go before us. As for this fellow Moses who brought us up out of Egypt, we don’t know what has happened to him.'” Exodus 24:15-18; 32:1
I’ve always been pretty hard on the Israelites and their grumbling/pagan ways while in the desert. I’m certainly not excusing the sin committed while Moses was up on that mountain for 40 days and nights, but I now have a greater understanding of the fear that their leader had succumbed to an awesome God mightier than the majestic Mount Sinai.
Mountains have captured my fascination. My God absolutely owns my heart. Are there places in which you find God fascinating? Where does He overwhelm you? In what circumstances has He been so real–that He’s fearfully majestic?
Have a great week! And if you don’t have a mountain close by…find something majestic to stir your fascination–and whet your wonder for your God.