A powerful wind blows, shattering rocks on the mountain but God wasn’t in it. And then there was an earthquake. And then a fire. But God wasn’t in those either. God’s presence was in the stillness that came after.
When everyone else must have thought less of him, God was still calling him, and for David, this was worth his life. He knew he messed up and the Psalms are evidence of David’s longing for a clean heart and mind.
Samuel’s calling started with servanthood. He saw himself as a servant of God under Eli’s leadership. Too often we want to jump to being the leader but the right posture isn’t leader, it’s servant.
Moses would meet God in the fire and understand that God’s very name Yahweh means the one who causes things to be.
Generation after generation would pass until Jesus the Messiah would arrive in the flesh. He would speak of himself as the ladder in Jacob’s dream, the one connecting heaven and earth, the one connecting Yahweh and people.
Did God really want Abraham to kill Isaac or was there something much larger going on?
God wasn't ready to rest from mountains, seas, the stars, the sky and everything that fills them until God breathed us into existence.