Thursday in the Fourth Week of Lent, Mar 30, 2017
Drew Clark

 

Scripture for the Day

I Can Do Nothing On My Own

Our readings today focus on the idea that we are in this together.  We are incapable of navigating our spiritual journey alone.  In Exodus, Israel needed Moses not only to guide them out of Egypt but to intercede on their behalf when they were unable to adhere to their spiritual journey that God had ordained for them.  Despite the promise of new life, the Israelites cannot stay the course.

The Psalmist sings of Israel’s trials and tribulations that were self-imposed and derailed them from their intended spiritual journey if not for Moses and God’s continued love and acceptance.  “And so they exchanged their Glory for the image of an ox that feeds on grass.”  Israel almost throws away the Glory of God the almighty for an idol!  However, because Israel, just like each of us today, could not traverse their spiritual journey alone God provides them with Moses.

In the Gospel of John, Jesus again testifies to our need to reach beyond ourselves.  For the sake of us all John testified on behalf of Jesus, who testified on behalf of the Father who sent him.  Jesus brings forward Moses in the following verse, “If you believed Moses, you would believe me, for he wrote about me. But if you do not believe what he wrote, how will you believe what I say?”  God is always providing for us but we have to be willing to accept his gifts and love.

We need to testify on behalf of, love and support each other or we will never complete our collective spiritual journey and return to God.  Who will you support and whom will you seek for support during the season of Lent and beyond?

 

Last Published: March 27, 2017 11:43 AM