Lent 2021: Can You Stay on the Mountain by Reverend Gayle Ann Perkins
"The Lord said to Moses, “Come up to me on the mountain and stay here, and I will give you the tablets of stone with the law and commandments I have written for their instruction.”
Then Moses set out with Joshua his aide, and Moses went up on the mountain of God. He said to the elders, “Wait here for us until we come back to you. Aaron and Hur are with you, and anyone involved in a dispute can go to them.”
When Moses went up on the mountain, the cloud covered it, and the glory of the Lord settled on Mount Sinai. For six days the cloud covered the mountain, and on the seventh day the Lord called to Moses from within the cloud. To the Israelites the glory of the Lord looked like a consuming fire on top of the mountain. Then Moses entered the cloud as he went on up the mountain. And he stayed on the mountain forty days and forty nights."
February 21, 2021
Can You Stay on the Mountain?
The Lenten season is a time when we set apart a time and a place to be alone with God through prayer, fasting, meditation and spiritual experiences to enrich and empower our faith as we prepare to encounter Christ in the resurrection events of our lives.
Lent is not an easy time. Spending time alone with God for forty days and forty nights through the anguish and pain and suffering – sometimes up and sometimes down; just waiting and trying to stay focused while answering questions. I am sure there were many questions raised when Moses went upon that mountain to receive the specific instructions for the task that he was to carry out in the days ahead.
What will God ask each of us to do when we become caught up in His presence on our Lenten journey? What specific instructions will we be given for the task?
The glory of the Lord awaits us in this time and season.
Prayer: Speak! O Lord, for in the shadow of your wings I take refuge. Let the glory of your love consume me. Now guide me to Calvary. Amen
Reverend Gayle Ann Perkins (deceased)
The Leroy Nesbitt, Sr. Ministry of Discipleship & Nurture
The members and friends of Metropolitan African Methodist Episcopal Church
have written their devotions and reflections on the impact of the season of Lent
in their lives. Each testimony in the booklet is a personal reflection of the
We welcome you on this journey with us as we discuss our sacrifices and hope
that some aspect of the scripture, reflections, or prayers will inspire you as you
experience the season.
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