Every Friday I join a community of bloggers for Five Minute Friday. One word prompt, five minutes. The prompt this week is … How.
The last few months have brought more questions than answers as of late. Several crises colliding in our country and world have left more questions unanswered in my mind. I don’t even attempt an answer as most times I find myself saying, “I don’t have an answer.”
How do we re-enter our normal activities without worry?
How do we protect the vulnerable among us?
How do we recover from the financial difficulties of not working for three months?
How do we plan for school in the fall when the future is still unknown?
How do we keep our children occupied when so many of their activities are yet unopened?
How will the unemployed find jobs when the market is shrinking?
How do we even know what is true about recent events?
How do we bring about unity when so many sectors of our country are in disunity?
How do we even recover from all that has transpired in these recent months?
This morning I am reminded of another people in another time. They, too, were in transition and the Lord was angry with them. The Lord instructed them to continue on, moving forward to their new land but He would not travel with them.
Moses, being the man of God that he was, interceded for the people.
This morning as the “How?” questions swirl unanswered, I am reminded of Moses’ words:
“Then Moses said, “If you don’t personally go with us, don’t make us leave this place. How will anyone know that you look favorably on me””on me and on your people””if you don’t go with us? (Exodus 33:15-16, NLT)
As I continue to ask the question “How do we transition from here?”, I find peace in the answer the Lord had already given Moses:
“The Lord replied, “I will personally go with you, Moses, and I will give you rest””everything will be fine for you.” (verse 14, NLT)
How do we transition from here?
With the Presence of the Lord going before us and with us.