14 Then the Lord’s anger burned against Moses and he said, “What about your brother, Aaron the Levite? I know he can speak well. He is already on his way to meet you, and he will be glad to see you. 15 You shall speak to him and put words in his mouth; I will help both of you speak and will teach you what to do. 16 He will speak to the people for you, and it will be as if he were your mouth and as if you were God to him. 17 But take this staff in your hand so you can perform the signs with it.” Exodus 4:14-17
Our reading today tells of the commissioning of Moses by God to be mediator or leader for the Israelites in Egypt. As we see in the reading, Moses is reluctant, using excuse after excuse not to be chosen. God agrees to team him up with Aaron, his brother. Aaron speaks well to others – combined with Moses’ heart and intelligence, they would work well for God in guiding the Israelites.
A question we can ask : sometimes, are we like Moses , pulling away from tasks for Him that are tough or perilous ? In life, would we rather go on a smooth path, not one with twists and turns ?
Let us pray together : Lord of All Heaven and Earth, thank you for Your presence in our minds, our hearts, our lives. We pray that you will equip us for “the journey” – our daily walk with you. Help us to learn, grow, teach others, be Your church in this world that needs You so badly. Bring us the knowledge we need to teach, help us to show Your compassion more freely to others who need love, where there are wrongs and hatred, help us to replace that with justice and caring.
We pray all in Your Name, Jesus………….. Amen.
Yours In Christ , Rollie