Your word is a lamp for my feet and a light for my path. (Psalm 119)
With the first Covenant, God had promised Abraham, Isaac and Jacob something beyond mere freedom. He continued that conversation with Moses when he appeared to him in the burning bush. The Lord had promised the Israelites relationship with the great I AM. He was reminded that it was holy (whole-ly) relationship with God that is the over-arching outcome of obedience (alignment) to Creator God. In this way, the great sign of God’s presence with Moses, which would give him the power to free the Israelites from their Egyptian oppressors, would not be the wonders of the plagues, but the restoration of the Israelites’ love of God. When Moses’ act of obedience (the Exodus) to Father God was complete, the Israelites would worship God in Moses’ presence on Mt Horeb, the very mountain where God started the whole Exodus of the Hebrews by appearing to Moses in a burning bush. Am I willing to trust, and live into, the whole relationship of love with God that I am being called to, no matter what hurdles I have to overcome? Holy Spirit of God, help me trust the outcome of obedience to you.
Let the oppressed see the salvation of God and be glad; you who seek God, let your hearts revive. (Psalm 69)
It is the Lord who forgives all your iniquity, who heals all your diseases, who redeems your life from the Pit, who crowns you with steadfast love and mercy.
David, son of Jesse. Psalm 103
Soli gloriam dei.
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Beverly Illauq lives in Kemptville, Ontario, where she greets each morning by seeking the Gospel Mystery of the Day - the Word of the Lord for direct and practical application to the specific challenges & joys of the day.