The Cloud and the Fire

OK–God’s people had crossed the Red Sea which spread apart for them so that they could walk on the dry bottom.  But where were they to go from there?  God said that all they had to do was follow the cloud before them during the day and it night, let a pillar of fire light and lead the way. 

Well, a second Exodus was happening when God’s people were held hostage in the foreign land of Babylonia.  Isaiah was sent by God to give them a vision of the future.  God’s Spirit was in him, just as in the two Josephs we talked about yesterday.  

As you read this paragraph of promise, picture the bright, clean, wonderful place that God said was going to be restored to them.  Notice again that the cloud and fire will be a sign of God’s presence.

The Holy Spirit has been poured out for you.  Imagine this presence as a gentle cloud hovering over you and as a fire burning inside.

Isaiah 4:2-6

Mondays are dedicated to the reading of the Hebrew Prophets.

These Firestarters are from a new edition of The Bible Through the Seasons being developed for families with children. For the Firestarters in the original edition, I recommend the ebook.  You will have the entire program of well over a thousand of these introductions with you on your phone or table! Check the menu options at the site for more information.