A few days ago I wrote encouraging my dear readers to be okay with whatever emotion comes during these days of isolation. Some days are peaceful, joyfilled and quiet, some days are…not. Today was not…for me. The last few days have been very difficult.
Dave encouraged me to remember this is short term, keep the long view. My reading in scripture reminded me to keep my eyes fixed on the One who is unseen. Moses did the impossible because he kept his eyes fixed on the One who is invisible. I want to be like Moses. But it’s harder than it sounds.
Moses remained there on the mountain with the Lord forty days and forty nights….When Moses came down Mount Sinai carrying the two stone tablets inscribed with the terms of the covenant, he wasn’t aware that his face had become radiant because he had spoken to the Lord.Exodus 34:28-29
I believe the secret of Moses’ success was the time he spent in the presence of the Lord. I don’t always have 40 days and 40 nights to spend on a mountain. Some days I don’t feel like I have 40 minutes. But today, he still showed up. Or maybe it is more accurate to say, I showed up.
When I couldn’t break through the darkness and fog, I called on my friends to help me find the way to the mountain and into the presence of the Lord. And the Lord is faithful. He parted the darkness and fog, and filled my heart with the light and joy of his Presence!
It’s important to keep our eyes fixed on the invisible One. But sometimes we need a little help. If you find yourself in a bad way today – COVID related or not – be kind to yourself. Reach out to a few friends and let them take you through the roof right into the presence of Jesus!