7 Now Moses used to take a tent and pitch it outside the camp some distance away, calling it the “tent of meeting.” Anyone inquiring of the Lord would go to the tent of meeting outside the camp. 8 And whenever Moses went out to the tent, all the people rose and stood at the entrances to their tents, watching Moses until he entered the tent. 9 As Moses went into the tent, the pillar of cloud would come down and stay at the entrance, while the Lord spoke with Moses. 10 Whenever the people saw the pillar of cloud standing at the entrance to the tent, they all stood and worshiped, each at the entrance to their tent. 11 The Lord would speak to Moses face to face, as one speaks to a friend. Then Moses would return to the camp, but his young aide Joshua son of Nun did not leave the tent.
In today’s reading, it explains that Moses set up the “tent of meeting” separate from the main camp, and the inhabitants were very aware both when Moses was in the tent, and when God appeared with Moses to speak to him. After their days of idol worship ( the golden calf, for example),which created distance and space between them and God, they wanted to be back in good graces, to be closer with their God. In our own way, as we desire to reach out to God, He lets us know that He is with us, and will meet us.
Let’s pray together please : Eternal One, Your love falls like rain down on us, refreshing us. Your Presence is steadfast, we take comfort and strength with the knowledge that You will continue into the ages to be our Guide, our Tower. Help us Lord to continue the work here is this sometimes scary world to show this world Your love, telling the world of Your promise to always be here for us. All things are possible with You !! We pray all this in Your Son’s Name. Amen.
Yours in Christ , Rollie