Today’s Scripture Selection: Exodus 31:18
After some very specific instructions concerning where and how the people of God were to worship, God confirmed his law and covenant with them and we read this intriguing passage of scripture:
“When the LORD finished speaking to Moses on Mount Sinai, he gave him the two tablets of the covenant law, the tablets of stone inscribed by the finger of God.”
Imagine – tablets inscribed in God’s own handwriting.
Much speculation has occurred over the years about how such a thing could happen but for me, it is enough to just let the poetic language of scripture speak for itself.
“…inscribed by the finger of God.”
That speaks so profoundly and powerfully of God’s
- Intimate connection with us
- Willingness to personally connect with us
Mysterious though it is, it speaks to me of how we have no detached deity, incapable or unwilling to communicate with us.
Of course, that idea plays out even more powerfully and richly in the story of Jesus of Nazareth, “God with us” which we celebrate at Christmas and Easter.
I can’t imagine what the “finger of God” looks like but I don’t need to. It is enough to know that he loves His creation enough to send us a message that is personally “signed.”