In Exodus 4:2 we learn that God called Moses to lead Israel into the Promised Land. But he was doubtful. Questionably, would the chosen people believe him? Would they follow him throughout their arduous trek in the wilderness? He asked God for *a sign of His power*. GOD responded by asking him: “What is in your hand?” It was a staff, a rod, used to herd wandering sheep. Long story short. GOD used Mose’s staff to display HIS miracles; to display HIS awesome power. It was the instrument He used to extract water out of a rock, to activate 10 plagues and to part the Red Sea.
It brings to remembrance a vision from many years ago in which I was shown a friend positioned in a boat on the shore of a lake holding a flashlight in hand. The Light could be seen projecting brightly out of this instrument. It was a beautiful bright sunshiny day, a time of day when a flashlight certainly was not needed. Later this person confirmed having been exactly in that particular spot at that particular time. Then I asked the obvious question: “Why were you holding a flashlight in bright daylight?” Response: “I was holding a Bible.”
As a child, I believed that all truth was contained in Holy Writ. Yet, I had no knowledge about the truth, power and wisdom of the Word. I was raised in a traditional church system; a system that did not properly teach the Word. Nor was the Word taught at home. I came to the Word later in life. It might be better said that it came to me through guidance! And with time the Lord began to open and illuminate my understanding. (Lk.24:45) The Bible is a treasure trove of wisdom and righteousness that still continues to open my understanding like the birthing of a new sun in the universe of universes.
I encourage you today to pick up the treasury of the Word and be illuminated by its truth, its wisdom. If you are not familiar with it, it might help to start with psalms, then proverbs, the new testament and then go back to the beginning and read the old testament. I prayerfully hope that you will uncover the heart of the New Covenant which is Jesus Christ’s finished works; GOD’s Plan of Salvation and Light through HIS Son. That you will find answers to many unanswered questions. That it will part the sea for you.
“What is in Your Hand?”
“Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path. “ (Ps. 119:105)
“For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ, for it is the power of God to salvation for everyone who believes, for the Jew first and also for the Greek. For in it the righteousness of God is revealed from faith to faith; as it is written, “The just shall live by faith.” (Rom. 1:16-17)
“But you must continue in the things which you have learned and been assured of, knowing from whom you have learned them, and that from childhood you have known the Holy Scriptures, which are able to make you wise for salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus.” (2 Tim. 3:14-17)
“All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, thoroughly equipped for every good work.” (2 Tim. 3:14-17)
Keep the Faith, Suzanne