Consuming Fire


Exodus 24:15-17
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.

I captured this photo yesterday while riding down Hwy 52 in North Carolina.  This is Pilot Mountain.   We saw the smoke from miles away and the closer we got the more ominous the site became.   The NC Forestry service was conducting a controlled burn, but apparently the fire wouldn’t be controlled.

Exodus states that to the Israelites, the glory of the Lord looked like a consuming fire on top of the mountain.  But what did the glory of the Lord appear like to Moses?  I believe He had eyes to see things differently.

Sometimes having eyes to see things is a heavy responsibility.    I will continue with that thought in another post.

To be continued …

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4 Responses to Consuming Fire
  1. Marty
    November 11, 2012 | 1:44 pm

    What an amazing site! And such a visual depiction for that verse!

  2. Barbie
    November 11, 2012 | 11:44 pm

    Stunning capture. And yes, we must have eyes to see. Looking forward to more of your thoughts on that.

  3. Shelly Miller
    November 12, 2012 | 3:16 am

    Beautiful capture. I lived in California for awhile and experienced many controlled burns.

  4. Laura Rath
    November 12, 2012 | 3:29 am

    Hi Beth,
    I agree, Moses was able to see God differently, and God allowed him to. I think God allows us to see more of Him as we spend time with Him, and get to know Him.

    Visiting from Fresh Brewed Sundays.

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