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April 6, 2021 8:00 pm
On January 28, 1986, the US Space Shuttle Challenger broke apart seventy-three seconds after takeoff. In a speech of comfort to the nation, President Reagan quoted from the poem “High Flight” in which John Gillespie Magee, a World War II pilot, had written of “the high untrespassed sanctity of space” and the sense of putting out his hand to touch “the face of God.”
Although we can’t literally touch God’s face, we sometimes experience a stunning sunset or a place of meditation in nature that gives us an overwhelming sense that He’s near. Some people call these moments “thin places.” The barrier separating heaven and earth seems to grow a little thinner. God feels a little closer.
The Israelites may have experienced a “thin place” as they sensed the nearness of God in the desert wilderness. God provided a pillar of cloud by day and pillar of fire by night to lead them through the desert (Exodus 40:34–38). When they were staying in the camp, “the glory of the Lord filled the tabernacle” (v. 35). Throughout all their travels, they knew God was with them.
As we enjoy the incredible beauty of God’s creation, we grow conscious that God is present everywhere. As we talk with Him in prayer, listen to Him, and read the Scriptures, we can enjoy fellowship with Him anytime and anywhere.
Welcome to today's encouragement from the ideal event devotional. Today's reading titled through thick and thin, was written by Cindy Casper on January 28, 1986 the US space shuttle Challenger broke apart 73 seconds after takeoff in his speech of comfort to the nation, Pres. Reagan quoted from the poem high flight in which John Gillespie Magee, a World War II pilot had written of the high on trespass, sanctity of space and a sense of putting out his hand to touch the face of God.
Although we can't literally touch God's face. We sometimes experience a stunning sunset or a place of meditation in nature that gives us an overwhelming sense that he's near some people call these moments in places the barrier separating heaven and earth seems to grow a little thinner. God feels a little closer, the Israelites may have experienced a thin place as they sense the nearness of God in the desert wilderness God provided a pillar of cloud by day and a pillar of fire by night to lead them through the desert when they were staying in the camp. Exodus chapter 40 says the glory of the Lord filled the tabernacle throughout all their travels they knew God was with them as we enjoy the incredible beauty of God's creation, we grow conscious that he's present everywhere as we talk with him in prayer.
Listen to him and read the Scriptures we can enjoy fellowship with him anytime and anywhere. Today's Our Daily Bread devotional Scripture reading is from Exodus chapter 40 versus 34 through 38 then the cloud covered the tent of meeting and the glory of the Lord filled the tabernacle. Moses could not enter the tent of meeting because the cloud had settled on it, and the glory of the Lord filled the tabernacle in all the travels of the Israelites. Whenever the cloud lifted from above the tabernacle they would set out but if the cloud did not lift. They did not set out until the day it lifted so the cloud of the Lord was over the tabernacle by day and fire was in the cloud by night in the sight of all the Israelites during all their travels.
Let's pray heavenly father and the busyness of our lives. It's rare that we actually take time to stop and really take your creation in but when we do we can have our breath taken away. Thank you for all that you've created to sustain us and for our enjoyment.
When we meditate on your creation.
We can feel and recognize your presence in all things and we find comfort even in life's most difficult times.
Thank you for this, Lord. It's in Jesus's name we pray. Amen. Today's encouragement was provided by Our Daily Bread ministries