of Midian, and he led the flock to the far side of the desert and came
to Horeb, the mountain of God. There the angel of the Lord appeared
to him in flames of fire from within a bush. (Exodus 3:1–2)
The vision of the Angel of the Lord came to Moses while he
was involved in his everyday work. That is exactly where the
Lord delights in giving His revelations. He seeks a man traveling
an ordinary road, and “suddenly a light from heaven” (Acts
9:3) shines on him. And a “stairway resting on the earth” (Gen.
28:12) can reach from the marketplace to heaven, transforming
a life from one of drudgery to one of grace.
Beloved Father, help me to expect you as I travel the ordinary
road of life. I am not asking for sensational experiences.
Fellowship with me through my everyday work and service, and
be my companion when I take an ordinary journey. And let
my humble life be transformed by Your presence.
Some Christians think they must always be on the mountaintop
of extraordinary joy and revelation, but this is not God’s
way. Those high spiritual times and wonderful communication
with the unseen world are not promised to us, but a daily life of
communion with Him is. And it is enough for us, for He will
give us those times of exceptional revelation if it is the right thing
There were only three disciples allowed to see the Transfiguration,
and the same three also experienced the darkness of
Gethsemane. No one can stay on the mountaintop of favour forever,
for there are responsibilities in the valley. Christ fulfilled
His life’s work not in the glory but in the valley, and it was
there He was truly and completely the Messiah.
The value of the vision and the accompanying glory is its
gift of equipping us for service and endurance. selected