Day 7 Sacred Season
7. 15th June Descending in Fire Part 2: Ex 19:16-23
Sitiveni Faupula. ACC Tonga
Mount Sinai was covered with smoke, because the Lord descended on it in fire. The smoke billowed up from it like smoke from a furnace, and the whole mountain trembled violently (Exodus 19:18 NIV)
Basis of Union Paragraph 3: The Church as the fellowship of the Holy Spirit confesses Jesus as Lord over its own life; it also confesses that Jesus is Head over all things, the beginning of a new creation, of a new humanity.
Whenever I hear or see volcanic eruption on the news, I tend to get this uncanny feeling that something extraordinary is taking place. I get a similar kind of feeling when Godâs redemptive narrative reaches Exodus 19. Where fire and clouds of smoke cover a trembling Mount Sinai we are witnessing something very extraordinary taking place. God for the first time will meet and speak to the entirety of his children; the terms and conditions by which Godâs family will relate to God and one another will be given; God revealing his glory and majesty to his family.
As the Uniting Church families from all over Australia gather together in the next few weeks to explore and discuss matters that will encourage faithfulness and fruitfulness in the life of the Uniting Church family, we would do well to keep in mind that something extraordinary is taking place right here. God is with us through the Holy Spirit; we hear Godâs voice through the Scriptures and Godâs glory and majesty is in the midst of our gathering.
Glorious and majestic God, descend in thy Spirit to fill our gathering. Give us ears to hear and wisdom to listen to your guidance and help us to be obedient and humble in thy presence. Amen
Pray for: a) Unitingworld partner – Congregational Christian Church of Ni
b) Our incoming President, Stuart McMillan, for strength, wisdom, and protection by Godâs grace in the coming months
c) Northern Synod