“When Moses heard what they were saying, he fell face down on the ground…
But Moses and Aaron fell face down on the ground...”
Numbers 16:4, 22, 45
The longer I worship, the lower I bow…because I see God as He is, and myself as I am! Consequently, the phrase fell face down on the ground caught my attention three times in this chapter.
The first instance was Moses’ reaction to accusations from his own cousin. Before defending himself, Moses fell face down before God, needing healing for his heart and direction for his actions. The next two instances were reactions to God’s threats to destroy the Israelites because of their rebellion. Moses and Aaron immediately fell face down before God, interceding for their people.
Falling face down is an act of surrender. In that position, one is totally vulnerable…without being able to see what the person above may do, your neck is exposed to even a possible sword! Falling face down symbolizes total trust in the person above you…your life is truly in their hands!
So when painful accusations break my heart, when I don’t know what to do, and people all around are headed toward death, I can fall face down and put my life in the hands of the God who heals broken hearts, who supplies all my needs, and who saves lives through my intercession.
And when I fall face down before GOD, I know I can trust the Person above me!