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Follow the cloud

The Israelites follow a cloud by day and a pillar of fire at night.
Contributed by Lambsongs
Story also available on our translated websites: Spanish, Portuguese, Polish, Hindi
Moses took the children of Israel from Egypt into the desert. God went ahead, in a tall cloud, every day. – Slide 1
Wherever the cloud stopped, the people stopped and set up their tents, until the cloud moved again. – Slide 2
God was with them, every night, in a tall pillar of fire. God kept them safe. – Slide 3
Sometimes the cloud would stop for a long time. Then the cloud would move. ‘Follow the cloud,’ someone would shout. – Slide 4
Everyone would hurry about, packing up their beds and pulling down their tents. It was a busy time. – Slide 5
But God’s presence in the cloud only moved as fast as the old people and the little children could walk. – Slide 6
Moses knew that God was always with them and would take them safely, to their new land. – Slide 7
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