The Covering Presence by Dr David Jeremiah

posted Sep 24, 2014, 6:28 AM by Web Ministry
And the cloud of the LORD was above them by day when they went out from the camp.
Numbers 10:34

Recommended Reading
Numbers 10:33-36
In the old missionary biography A Thousand Miles of Miracle in China, Archibald Glover tells of his family's deliverance during the Boxer Rebellion in China at the turn of the twentieth century. At one point while traveling to safety, the family was captured at a wayside inn with no way to escape. "[We prayed] He would not permit the officials . . . or our captors in the room, to touch a hair of our head, and that no power might be given them against us . . . . There was dead silence as the prayer went up." Later, about midnight, the orders came: "Kill them at once." One of the captors lit a lamp and the fumes of some narcotic began filling the room. The Glovers passed out, and the guards were too insensible to obey their orders. One of the guards later said, "These people have been praying to [their God]; and we could do nothing against their prayers."1

Our pathways often twist through stormy landscapes; but when we look back, we'll see a thousand miles of miracles and answered prayers. We'll grow stronger along the way, and we'll praise Him more heartily. Over the storm clouds is the Covering Presence.

Over all was the covering Presence; and the memory of that can never be anything else than joy unspeakable and full of glory.
Archibald E. Glover
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