Ex.16:10-"Now it came to pass, as Aaron spoke to the whole congregation of the children of Israel, that they looked toward the wilderness, and behold the glory of the Lord appeared in the cloud."
As Aaron was speaking, all the children of Israel looked towards the wilderness, that place of death where nothing lived, that dreaded place no one wanted to go, but in the mist of their gaze, God appeared and filled their vision with His Glory. In this deeply intimate moment, God was drawing Israel, courting them to come away with Him into the unknown. God so desperately wanted Israel to respond by surrendering all, all of, their fears, hurts, brokenness, surrendering everything to Love, manifest before them in the cloud. To turn their gaze once and for all towards Him, no turning back.
We today, as Israel then, look into our wilderness, this time what fills our vision is Jesus, the cross, the Fathers great Love, Jesus is our answer to everything we need. He says come away with me into the great unknown, I Am here!!! Just Surrender!!! God is calling us, Jesus says in Matthew 11:28- "Come to me ALL who are weary and heavy laden and I WILL give you REST, rest from fear, sickness, lack, from all of life's calamities. "Lets Come"