Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Continuing with Moses - Part Three

One of my favorite things about this experience of Moses' isn't mentioned in the citations chosen for the Bible lesson. He has been forced to leave Egypt and has fled into the desert, out of the reach of Pharaoh. There he came upon another scene of conflict. Once again there are people harassing others. In that area wells are of great importance and disputes frequent over water rights. This time the local shepherds were preventing the daughters of Jethro from getting water for own needs and their flock. Moses intervened, and then helped the girls. He wss invited into their home and eventually marries one of them. Now the former prince is a simple shepherd and he spends his days caring for the flock. On one such da, searching for pasture, he goes into the desert and encounters God.

This is the part of just love. He sees a bush burning with fire but not consumed and stops to investigate. That is when God speaks with him and begins the interview by telling him that he is on holy ground. This is something we can use whenever we approach prayer. Remember that right here and right now you are in the presence of God, you are standing on holy ground, no matter where you are or what seems to be happening around you. Holy ground. God's territory. Within His jurisdiction. Protected by His laws. Within hearing of His messages.

Rejoice for all day today you are standing on holy ground. God is that close and standing by with the answer you need. Mrs. Eddy uses Love as a synonym for God and she writes, "Divine Love always has met and always will meet every human need."

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