and the glory of the LORD settled on Mount Sinai. For six days the cloud covered the mountain, and on the seventh day the LORD called to Moses from within the cloud.
There's a lot of talk about The Cloud these days.
Which is Tech Jargon.
When you hear someone in a computer-y way talk about 'the cloud', what they are referring to is this collective power we're all able to tap into when we sit typing away on our laptops and listen to music or watch videos or view files that have been uploaded into that nebulous thing called the web. It allows us to have all kinds of access to information without every bit of it having to be stored solely on our personal laptop. The cloud, in a sense, makes our computers more powerful because the information we can use through our computers doesn't have to come solely through our own data input and storage.
We tap into a broader source.
I posted a funny little story about 7 of 8 on Friday and received back a sweet little comment from Kathleen:
"I pray for her all the time."
For a mama's heart, to know that someone who only knows my family through this blog, I was so touched to know that someone would lift up 7 of 8 and her challenges in prayer, interceding for her. Just through knowing 7 of 8 through a blog.
Adding petition and intercession to the Cloud.
The Divine Cloud.
It seems to me that it was God who first designed this concept of the cloud, not just in its literal form of moisture and atmosphere, but in having within Himself all knowledge and wisdom and power, that we have the ability to tap into through the modem of the Holy Spirit. And we can speak into that collective, through our prayers and through what the Lord reveals to us.
And in praying for people who populate our daily lives. And by praying for people we've never met.
Is it any wonder that when God was leading Israel to their promised land, He led them in the form of a cloud?