Saturday, February 13, 2016

Daily Devotion for Day 4 of Lent 2016

Scripture Reading: Exodus 4:1-17 (NRSV)

Moses recognizes what has been an age-old problem of individual spiritual experience.

What if they don't believe me?

God gives Moses three signs in order to allow people to see that Moses is more than a blowhard.

His staff turns into a snake.

He can turn his hand leperous and back again.

He can turn the water from the Nile into blood.

But even with these wonders, Moses still is not convinced.  He tries to persuade God to call someone else.  He claims that he doesn't speak well.

It seems that if God could give him these three signs, why couldn't God just cure his speech problems?  Why does God have him enlist his brother Aaron?

Maybe sharing the vision of justice is a part of what we are called to do.  After all, each of us has limitations.  Yours may not be a problem speaking but you are likely able to identify a weakness or two.  As we compliment one another, maybe our work together becomes divine.

Think about who it is that you work well with.  Have you ever thought about how God might be a part of your synergy?

I've found that not only do many hands make light work, but
that God also gives us strength when working together.

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