“Who is like unto thee, O LORD, among the gods? who is like thee, glorious in holiness, fearful in praises, doing wonders?” Exodus 15:11
Extending far beyond the rules and regulations of what many term holiness is the brilliant radiance of God and the bliss and wonder of being connected to Him and to His majesty. While God will not share His glory with another, those who walk with Him are in some mysterious way permitted a glimpse, an ethereal brush, with His wonder and with His glory. In an unfathomable way we enter into His mystery, an inscrutable, indescribable place.
I love the words of Job in chapter 29 verse 1-4.
“…Oh that I were…when the secret of God was upon my tabernacle:”
Have you been there? Have you somehow pressed into the very presence of God, into the Shekinah? Have you dwelt there for a time when the world fell away, and you were transported into another sphere? Did you every try to tell someone about that experience, and, even as you spoke, you knew you could not explain it? A blank stare was returned or a shy grin or a knowing expression that affirmed, you can’t say it–don’t even try. It is a useless endeavor; there are not fit words.
I thought again of this as I sat in our Tuesday Bible study last night, where just a few people gathered, but where the presence of God was palpable and distinct. I watched a young man raise his arms, weep profusely, and then quite overcome by the presence of God, rise to his feet and walk about the room.
Job was right–it is a secret, without earthly understanding and wholly unaccountable. When I speak of being in the presence of God my lame tongue stammers, its flawed words dissolving as does filmy steam cast into frigid air.
Portions of this taken from my book, Road Tales.