Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Pillar of Cloud

From Blog10

Pillar of cloud by day,
Of fire by night--
This was God's gift to his fleeing people.

They must have looked in wonder
That first night,
That first day,
    And the next...
        And the next...
What could be better?
Until it became commonplace.

What could be better?
The Holy Spirit of God
    Cloud of holiness,
    Supra-electric fire
Resting on each of us,
Living in each of us.

Spirit of Jesus,
    Envelop us.
    Flash through us
Today
So people can no longer find us,
But will see
    The cloud of your hidden holiness
    And the fire of your pure power.

And the Lord went before them by day in a pillar of cloud to lead them along the way, and by night in a pillar of fire to give them light, that they might travel by day and by night.

--Exodus 13:21

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