Today’s devotion is based on Exodus 13:20-22, “The Israelites left Sukkoth and camped at Etham on the edge of the desert. During the day the LORD went in front of them in a pillar of cloud to show them the way, and during the night he went in front of them in a pillar of fire to give them light, so that they could travel night and day. The pillar of cloud was always in front of the people during the day, and the pillar of fire at night.”
Many people just see the Old Testament as the history of the Jewish people. In doing so, they miss the wonderful lessons that the Old Testament teaches. The continued presence of God, as shown by the cloud and fire should have given them an enormous sense of security. For the God who had rescued them was always with them.
We, too, have God continually with us on our journey through life. We may not see him in a pillar of cloud or fire, but he is with us in a no less real manner as we read his words to us. We too, have his word to teach us, encourage us, lead us, support us.
Please pray with me the prayer for today. Heavenly Father, creator, and sustainer of all things, seen and unseen, lead me, heavenly Father, through all the trials and storms of life, till I reach your promised home in heaven. All praise and glory to you. In Jesus’ name, I pray. Amen.