Psalm 143:6 “I stretch out my hands to YOU; My soul longs for YOU, as a parched land! Selah.”
When Moses climbed Mt Nebo, his view of Promised Land awaited.
Yet Life’s breath would soon elude him when GOD’s Hour Glass expired.
When the final grain of sand did fall as one, completely finished, finally done…it reached the bottom
where GOD’s call removed his spirit.
Yet his eyes had never dimmed nor had his strength become diminished! So! Like Moses…climb, Beloved…till you’re drawn up into Heaven!
As HIServant climbing in your service till we stand together on Heaven’s peak,
Devotional: Deuteronomy 32:49-50
“Go up to this mountain of the Abarim, Mount Nebo, which is in the land of Moab opposite Jericho, and look at the land of Canaan, which I am giving to the sons of Israel for a possession.
Then die on the mountain where you ascend, and be gathered to your people, as Aaron your brother died on Mount Hor and was gathered to his people.”
We read in Deuteronomy that Moses, although being 120 years old, was at full strength. His eye hadn’t dimmed and his physical frame was full of energy.
NOT your typical 120 year old! So here we see a servant of GOD at the proverbial “end of his life” …being drawn home at the peak of his life.
He climbed Mt Nebo which is more than 4,000 feet above the Dead Sea, It’s located on the east side of the Jordan River just opposite the city of Jericho.
So while Moses was climbing upwards, he may have had feelings — bittersweet. But!
He’d been present when Aaron had been taken home so he’d seen Aaron’s face at that moment of transition!
He would see YAHWEH face to face and the constraints of this life would be gone!
He was being intentionally called home at an exact time, set by GOD. Nothing random. I suggest that he had little fear (if any) of passing over into GOD’s presence.
As Philippians 3:20 encourages us today, so GOD’s very words encouraged Moses.
“For our citizenship is in heaven, from which also we eagerly wait for a Savior, the LORD JESUS CHRIST!”
Our LORD and SAVIOUR is JESUS, coming to carry us home after our long climb here on earth. So lift your eyes to Heaven’s Peak…from whence comes our GOD!
Amen and amen!