Monday, April 7, 2014

Morning Psalms: 31 | Evening Psalm: 35
Exodus 4:10-31 | 1 Corinthians 14:1-9 | Mark 9:30-41
 
How many times in our lives do we come up against something and mutter under our breath, “c’mon Lord, You have to be kidding me, I can’t do that.” Or, how often when confronted with challenges do we meet them with reluctance or downright indignation. We seem to suffer short term memory loss of the highest order when it comes to recalling the number of times our Lord has delivered us, rescued us, or provided us with whatever it takes to meet the challenges that life brings. Moses had the same problem (Exod 4:10-31). He did not have the luxury or advantage of seeing things from God’s perspective. In this case, however, we do. We know in hindsight that in the Exodus story God had already delivered Moses numerous times.
 
But of course Moses, like us, doesn’t see it that way. You see Moses only has his human perspective.  It’s the same one we suffer under. Except in this case we are living outside the story and therefore we are able to see his life from a different vantage point. And so it is always, with our Lord. His perspective on this world is different than ours, but we can be encouraged that our lives are no different or less important than Moses’. We do well to remember that our Father in Heaven looks at our lives with the same love and compassion. He truly is the one in control of His creation and He will work out all things to His glory and our salvation. Therefore we need not fear our inadequacies; our Lord knows them and uses them to His glory. We are called like Moses to follow His voice and like the Psalmist today reminds us, Our times are in His hands (Ps 31:15).
 
“Moreover, beloved brethren, our times are in the Lord’s hands, because we are one with Christ Jesus.” (Charles Spurgeon)
 
Gary N. Beson II
MDiv
 Student
Summerville, S.C.

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