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The glory of the Lord is often symbolized by clouds. In fact, the presence of the Lord went before the Israelites in a pillar a cloud by day as they wandered the desert–and surely that cloud provided a glorious relief to the dust and heat of their prolonged sojourn. Later, after the Israelites had settled down and built a temple, the priests were once unable to perform their duties or even get inside the temple because the Lord’s presence so filled the temple with a cloud a glory.

In addition to clouds, Scripture provides other examples of welcome shade: the branches of a tree, the shelter of a wing, the hidden depths of a cave.

Essays in this category will focus on encouragement, attempting to put forth real applications of Biblical truth for everyday living and trying hard to push past the shallow platitudes so common to our daily experience.

Over everything the glory of the Lord will be a canopy.
It will be a shelter and a shade from the heat of the day,
a refuge and hiding place from the storm and rain.
• Isaiah 4:5-6 •

Click to read previously published posts related to encouragement.

{ c h a p t e r  &  v e r s e }  •  Posts tying quotations of worldly wit and wisdom to verses of Scripture.

13 January 2017: Lamentations 3:22-23 & C.S. Lewis


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