Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Daily Devotion for Day 6 of Lent 2016

Scripture Reading: Exodus 6:1-27 (NRSV)

Ever have difficulty believing something that was too good to be true?

Sometimes animals that have been abused have
a tendency to shy away from human contact.
Are people any different?
This seems to be the case for the Israelite people in today's reading.  Freedom from bondage and a land to call their own must have seemed like "pie in the sky" to them.

At some point it becomes a matter of showing them rather than telling them.

If you have ever had a friend or a relative that has suffered abuse, it becomes a lesson in futility to try to encourage them through words.  Loving them through actions seems to be the only recourse that will show any results.

God seems to be working through Moses through his words, but more is needed for both Pharaoh and the Israelites.

Have you ever needed proof of someone's love for you?  If you know of someone who has undergone trauma and might have difficulty trusting, how might you best express God's love for them through your actions?

Picture by Petra Martin (Množírna psů) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

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