Sunday, January 25, 2015

Week 15 IBS Exodus 17:12, 18:9 & Mark 6:34

January 24th, 2015

Exodus 17:12 “But Moses’ hands became heavy; so they took a stone and put it under him, and he sat on it. And Aaron and Hur supported his hands, one on one side, and the other on the other side; and his hands were steady until the going down of the sun.”

Exodus 18:9 “Then Jethro rejoiced for all the good which the Lord had done for Israel, whom He had delivered out of the hand of the Egyptians.”

Mark 6:34 “And Jesus, when He came out, saw a great multitude and was moved with compassion for them, because they were like sheep not having a shepherd. So He began to teach them many things.”

            I read these three chapters on the 21st, but the night before we had a crazy experience. It was something that required these three specific verses and it was cool to read them the next day and see it played out. We grew a lot closer together not only as a team, but with the people. We have grown to love the people here so much and that night we saw that they loved us right back. They came to our side and made sure we were okay and taken care of.  That incident was unexpected, but before going to sleep we just had a time of prayer and worship. We were just glorifying God for the blessing of having such a wonderful family that loves us and that we were okay. We not only had the care from those who came to help us, but from our Lord. We have such a wonderful God who was, and still is, looking out for us.

            Reading these three chapters the next morning was perfect, and God used these specific verses to speak to me. Exodus 17:12 speaks of support. Exodus 18:9 speaks of rejoicing. Mark 6:34 speaks of compassion and our Great Shepherd. God just pieced these together, revealing to me what had happened the night before. Something crazy occurred, yet we had the support and care of not only each other, but our family here. We came together, as a team, and just worshipped Him, we rejoiced for the good that had happened. And just knowing that we have Jesus, who is our Great Shepherd, is a comfort. He cares for us and He was watching out for us that night, as He is now.

            I’m really glad and thankful that this happened. God grew me a lot and showed me that we did the right thing. It’s important to remember Him and that He cares for us. It’s important to rejoice always, for all things. It’s not joy for the situation, but through the situation. And it’s important to support each other and come together as one in Him. God is good.

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