The LORD went before them by day in a pillar of cloud, to lead them on their way, and by night in a pillar of fire, to give them light, that they might go by day and by night: the pillar of cloud by day, and the pillar of fire by night, didn’t depart from before the people.
The Israelites were a stubborn, superstitious, and relatively religionless people. Four hundred years of being slaves in Egypt had made them feel that God had turned His back on them. So when they left Egypt, God led them in the physical form of a cloud and of fire. He wanted to let His people know “Hey, I’m right here. I won’t leave you.” In the same way, Jesus sent us God’s Spirit to be with us.
Jesus said that He would send a Comforter, Someone to teach and to guide, to comfort and support us. That is the Holy Spirit. Jesus has sent that Holy Spirit to each and every person, to be with them day and night. God is with you even now. You can’t run away from God.
In my darkest times, when I tried to forget and run away from God, that little small voice of the Holy Spirit would still speak to me. It would quietly plead with me to come back to God, to cast off my sin and plead to God. God is always there to guide me when I need it most.
God knows the best path for you. He wants to guide you as He did the Israelites. He wants to be your Cloud by day and Fire by night. Won’t you let Him, today?
God, thank You for always being with me. Please be my Cloud to shade me from the dangers of life and the Fire to guide me in the darkness. Thank You for being with me always. I pray in the Name of Jesus, Amen.