Numbers 9:16-17 NIV 2011
That is how it continued to be; the cloud covered it, and at night it looked like fire. Whenever the cloud lifted from above the tent, the Israelites set out; wherever the cloud settled, the Israelites encamped. At the Lord’s command the Israelites set out and at his command they encamped.
Numbers 9:1, “The Lord spoke to Moses in the Desert of Sinai in the first month after the second year after they came out of Egypt.” God directed Moses to celebrate the Passover. Exodus 40:34, “Then the cloud covered the tent of the meeting and the glory of the Lord filled the tabernacle.” The Lord was present during their forty-year trek in the wilderness. He directed their path and was present in worship. Exodus 13:22, “Neither the pillar of cloud by day nor the pillar of fire by night left its place in front of the people.” God is the Fire by Night.
Awaking in the middle of the night is a daily part of my aging process. It used to bother me. Now it’s time of sweet fellowship with the Father. He brings to mind people in need of my prayers. I then lift them up to the only wise God, our Father. I’ve begun to think of it as a time He spotlights these friends and family just for me. God was with the Israelites and He’s my Fire/Light at night.
Where is God’s Fire by Night leading us?
Following God’s spotlight,