|So the LORD said to Moses, "I will also do this thing that you have spoken; for you have found grace in My sight, and I know you by name."
And he said, "Please, show me Your glory."
Then He said, "I will make all My goodness pass before you, and I will proclaim the name of the LORD before you. I will be gracious to whom I will be gracious, and I will have compassion on whom I will have compassion."
But He said, "You cannot see My face; for no man shall see Me, and live."
And the LORD said, "Here is a place by Me, and you shall stand on the rock. So it shall be, while My glory passes by, that I will put you in the cleft of the rock, and will cover you with My hand while I pass by. Then I will take away My hand, and you shall see My back; but My face shall not be seen."
I have read the Old Testament accounts about the Lord doing something undisputably supernatural for those who trusted in Him, to reassure them that He was there and on their side. As undeserving as I am, I never imagined that the Lord would do something of that significance for me that would change my life forever.
The green milepost markers flew by into the rainy midnight darkness on the lonely stretch of I-64 in Woodford County, Kentucky. The date was May 5, 2003, one day after the start of the most prolific week of tornado outbreaks the United States had ever seen. I had missed the first onslaught of tornadoes in Missouri and Kansas on the 4th, but managed to leave Charleston in time to put myself in position for the next round expected to affect the Louisville-Memphis-Evansville area.
There were few cars on the road at that hour, and the remnants of a large but dying thunderstorm complex were sending a steady rain that had kept my windshield wipers going since Morehead. Every ten to fifteen minutes, the struggling storm would manage to light up the sky with a flash of lightning, but the clouds were doing little more than keeping the roads wet as they continued to weaken.
I was thankful to be picking up a strong signal from the K-LOVE Christian radio station out of Lexington. My truck's clock read around 2:30AM when Third Day's "Show Me Your Glory" started playing. The song, based on the Old Testament scripture about the Lord allowing Moses to see a fraction of his brilliant glory, was one that always had me turning up the volume when it came on. My dash-mounted video camera was in place, and I hit the 'record' button - thinking it would be great if a flash of lightning happened *sometime* during the song, which starts out:
Caught a glimpse of your splendor
in the corner of my eye
the most beautiful thing I've ever seen
It was like a flash of lightning
reflecting off the sky
and I know I'll never be the same
2000 years ago, Jesus took control of the storm on the Sea of Galilee. And on May 5, 2003, before my eyes over a lonely highway, the Lord took control of the weak storm I was driving through. As the word 'lightning' came over the radio, a flash of light burst across the sky, pulsing in perfect tempo with the song. The video camera captured the entire event.
I never thought I would see God do something so visual, right there in front of me. And specifically *for* me. To this date, it is the most amazing thing I have ever seen. And as far as I'm concerned, it's all the more proof that I or anyone else could possibly need to never doubt Him again.
. . . Lord, you're the best.