Ever complain? Ever sit in your seat and ask this question . . . “Really?” I certainly have, and worse, I know it full well. My complaint trigger is sensitive with little to make it fire off. If you are anything like the rest of us on earth, it’s tough finding something not worth complaining over. Yet, in the midst of this very thing God does not delight. At least this is what I’ve gathered through an account with the Israelites and Aaron in the book of Exodus.
At the instruction of Moses, Aaron addressed the hostile crowd. They had been complaining about their conditions, mainly provisions. And, while there was much at stake, their conditions were not meant for daily comfort or individual gain, but for the glory of God to be magnified. And therefore, through their grumblings, God’s glory was on display!
While Aaron was speaking to the whole Israelite community, they looked toward the desert, and there was the glory of the Lord appearing in the cloud. Exodus 16:10
The glory of the Lord . . . wow! Hovering over the dry sands of the desert, the richness of beauty and provision was on display. The glory of the Lord was before them, reminding them of the One to whom all praise is given — regardless of the condition.
Lord Jesus, may my life always point to your desert cloud. Press upon my complaining heart a prayer of the reflection of your glory in me to answer the call of the moment to know it is less about me and all about you!