ROOTED - Wednesday, December 1, 2021


Verse 3 of O Come, O Come, Emmanuel says…

O come, O come, great Lord of might,
who to thy tribes on Sinai's height
in ancient times once gave the law
in cloud and majesty and awe.

 

Consider what you know about the story of God meeting his people at Mount Sinai, where God gave Moses the law.

 

Exodus 19:16-20

16 On the morning of the third day there was thunder and lightning, with a thick cloud over the mountain, and a very loud trumpet blast. Everyone in the camp trembled. 

17 Then Moses led the people out of the camp to meet with God, and they stood at the foot of the mountain. 

18 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. 

19 As the sound of the trumpet grew louder and louder, Moses spoke and the voice of God answered him. 

20 The LORD descended to the top of Mount Sinai and called Moses to the top of the mountain. So Moses went up 

 

Reflections

What is the significance of naming Jesus Christ as the Lord who gave the law at Sinai?

 

Imagine the fantastic scene, with smoke like a furnace, an earthquake, and the sound like a trumpet.  How would you feel if you were standing on that mountain?

 

Prayer

Awesome God, who moves in power and majesty, never let me neglect to show you honor, or take your presence with me for granted.  You are not only my friend, but also my Creator, and so grant to me a sense of wonder and awe at your holiness and power.  Through Christ the Lord.  Amen.