11 And the LORD spoke unto Moses face to face, as a man speaketh unto his friend.
וְדִבֶּר יְהוָה אֶל-מֹשֶׁה פָּנִים אֶל-פָּנִים, כַּאֲשֶׁר יְדַבֵּר אִישׁ אֶל-רֵעֵהוּ
Exodus 33 is my favorite chapter in the Bible. I can't read it without tears coming into my eyes. Somehow I know this is the kind of relationship G-d wants to have with each of us... an intimacy where we speak to one another, face to face.
I know I am not Moses... and I know I am not leading millions of people through the desert, but my need for Him , His voice, His comfort is just as great.
When I hear Him say,
|יד וַיֹּאמַר: פָּנַי יֵלֵכוּ, וַהֲנִחֹתִי לָךְ.||14 And He said: 'My presence shall go with thee, and I will give thee rest.'|
all is well inside.
No difficulty is too great.
My peace is restored.
He is the G-d of all comfort-- the One Who loves me, the One Whose love I need above all.
He is the One Who sent me here-- Who called me to Himself-- and Whose face I am looking for above all others.
May His Voice and Face be more important to me than anything else every day of my life... and may He give me the strength and faith to wait quietly before Him each day.