“the people stood far off, while moses drew near to the thick darkness where God was.” Exodus 20:21.
do not be afraid of sudden darkness–whether it is the trial that is to come, the locked doors of your past, or merely (but so powerfully) the pure, unapproachable light of the Lord’s Presence. Whatever it may be,
be not afraid to trust God utterly.
…which will i be today…
will i be the israelite, afraid of what my Lord–who describes Himself as
the LORD, the LORD, a God merciful and gracious, slow to anger, and abounding in steadfast love…
–may say? will i draw back in fear and wretchedness, guilt and shame or sheer pride?
or will i be the follower who goes deeper into the dark cloud of mystery, hungry for what is to be revealed. Great Father of Mercy, shine Your light on us.
my form will be revealed if you try to hold me back.
my heart will burst if i don’t move forward into the cloud, where My King rests.
more of you less of me more of you less of me more of you less of me
take all of me.
words get lost as we lose ourselves in this cloud of mystery.
all i can utter is
show me your glory.