I’m hungry…I’m thirsty….Are we there yet….Tell Samuel to stop looking at me….
The children of God, where acting like, well children… So do you think Moses ever stooped and said:
If you two don’t stop it, I will turn this Exodus around, and take you back to Egypt…
Hey you, to the back of the line for hitting…
Somehow, I don’t think so, but I bet he wanted to. I am sure some of his prayers to God where along the lines of:
God, my Father, and maker, What are you doing to me? Why me?
But God did choose him and he did Gods will. It was not easy and yes he had a lot of crap to deal with. Sounds like life today. We all have lots of crap to deal with:
Gas prices are to high
No work to be found
Children need braces
Need a new car
Dog needs a hair cut
The list could go on, but I think you get the point. God can not fix the gas price nor can her cut your dog’s hair, but He can give you the strength to do it. He can provide you with the quiet in the heart, but not in your day. (God could fix it all, but why would he want to?)God allows us to fill our days and weeks with what we like, it is up to us, not him, its called freewill. One of the things we can choose to fill our day with is God himself. But how many of us choose that?Like Moses, we too are in a desert, like Moses we too are lost, and wandering…. But at-least we don’t have thousands of people following us, nor do we have the Pharaoh and all his army on our butts, so really, how bad is it?Use this lent to settle back in to God’s loving arms, use this lent to send all the badness in your life to the end of the line. Use this lent to wake up every morning to the possibilities of a new day filled with God’s love.-Paul