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March 5, 2021

Journey Through Lent Day 17

Journey Through Lent Day 17

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God sends Moses back. God sends back the same man the people had rejected. They wanted a better leader. They wanted someone more powerful. They wanted something other than Moses. They had something else in mind, perhaps, when they thought about leaving and starting something new. But Moses, The Reluctant one, the humble one, was the one that God chose for the people. And Moses says that God is going to send someone after him, like him, Who will be the people's Prophet, "God will raise up for you a prophet like me," he said, he will be your true leader. And that Prophet he speaks of is Jesus. And like Moses, he will be rejected. He will not be the leader they expected. They will want someone more forceful, someone who will rise up and conquer. But what they get is someone who's come to serve, someone who washes other people's feet. Moses was told to take off his shoes when he encountered the burning bush. Then he was told to go and to lead the people. Jesus tells his disciples to remove their shoes. And then he tells his disciples, "now go and do the same." Go and serve people go and reveal what I'm like to the world. You may be rejected by those who are looking for something else, something big and loud and powerful and conquering. But when you're serving and laying your life down like me, there the true kingdom is found. When you help the sick and feed the poor, when you visit the prisoner, when you do these things, to the least, to the farthest to the loneliest. Well, there God will be. And that will be holy ground.

The prayer of my heart today is that we'll hear when God tells us to remove our shoes, that we will allow him to wash our feet. And that we will take these washed feed into a world and do the same.  So that the kingdom of God might find its way in the hearts in the lives of the lowest, the furthest. The least.

That's the prayer that I have for my own heart. That's the prayer that I have for my family for my wife and my daughters and my son. That's a prayer that I have for you. May it be so.