It’s Wednesday again! In case you’re new here, we’re taking out our Bibles and choosing our favorite verses from each book, one week at a time. This week is Exodus and, for me, one of my favorite verses in the Bible, because it absolutely blows me right out of reality every time I read it.
Exodus 24:11 (NAS)–Yet He did not stretch out His hand against the nobles of the sons of Israel; and they saw God, and they ate and drank.
Before we go further, note that the New Living Translation says, “they ate a covenant meal, eating and drinking in his presence!” Oh my gracious, y’all. The leaders of Israel went up the mountain, sat down, looked upon the One and Only Almighty God and had a meal with Him. Seriously. Think about this, they ate a meal with God.
I had a hard enough time grasping reality when I got to hear President Bush speak in person. And he was just the leader of this nation. I cannot imagine eating and drinking with God. My God. My Father. That makes my heart beat so hard my fingertips start to tingle. And the best part is, we get to do that one day too. This verse just turns me into a big ol’ kid. To look upon God. And not just to look upon Him, but to share a meal with Him. How personal! How incredible. The thought is almost too big for me to think.
So before I gush any more, how about you? Take a peek at Exodus and leave a comment here on the blog with your favorite Exodus verse. If you’re blogging along with us, leave a link to your blog in the comments section and a link back here on your page. Can’t wait to see what everyone has to say this week. And thanks for sharing!