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. Exodus 33:22
I love the story of Moses wanting to see God's glory. I'd love to see it, too, wouldn't you?
The thing is, we cannot bear the weight of the full glory of God - not in these mortal bodies!
So, God, who protects us in spite of our desires, put Moses in the cleft of a rock - and covered him with His hand, as He passed by, allowing him a sneak peak of God's retreating majesty.
This is a great example of a God who grants the desires of our hearts while also protecting us from those desires.
He's a good, good Father, you know ...
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