My congregations have heard me go on and on about Exodus 19, trying to paint a picture with my words of that incredible scene…
Then it came to pass on the third day, in the morning, that there were thunderings and lightnings, and a thick cloud on the mountain; and the sound of the trumpet was very loud, so that all the people who were in the camp trembled.
And Moses brought the people out of the camp to meet with God, and they stood at the foot of the mountain.
Now Mount Sinai was completely in smoke, because the LORD descended upon it in fire. Its smoke ascended like the smoke of a furnace, and the whole mountain quaked greatly.
And when the blast of the trumpet sounded long and became louder and louder, Moses spoke, and God answered him by voice.
Exodus 19:16-19 (NKJV)
Then today, I came across these amazing pictures of the May 3, 2008 eruption of the volcano in Chaiten, Chile. Looking at them, I could not help but think of this passage. Check them out yourself by clicking on the link below — I have it keyed to photo number 2, but there are a total of 7, and once you are there you can go forwards and backwards to look at them all. (I’d simply copy & paste them here, but they are the UPI’s property.)
You can enlarge the pictures by clicking on “Enlarge” at the lower right of the page. Awesome stuff.
Know of some cooler pictures? Feel free and link to them below…