God is making a promise to Moses, a promise that when he has brought God’s people out of Egypt, Moses shall worship God on this mountain of God. Worshipping on God’s mountain brings an image of great grandeur to me. A beautiful setting with a large gathering of Israelites with arms raised and singing praises to God. Perhaps even an altar with an animal sacrifice at the front.
Then I pictured Moses, alone on the mountain, worshipping, praying, praising and singing his adoration for God. In both of these images the mountain is important because God promised it and commanded it, but also the mountain is a beautiful example of God’s wonderful creation. A special place with a special view of God’s world. A perfect place for worship.
Most of us worship in much less spectacular settings. But the important thing is that we take the time to worship and commune with God and our fellow believers. Whether we worship in a quiet place alone or in a huge cathedral with thousands of people, we are obeying God’s command simply by worshipping.
Thank you, God, for nature's beauty and the beautiful places where we can worship you. Thank you for the worship spaces that humans have made. May all of these spaces encourage us in our worship. Amen. — KIGN