Archive for the ‘Numbers’ Category

Looking for Jesus

December 3rd, 2012 by Maureen

I see him, but not here and now. I perceive him, but far in the distant future. A star will rise from Jacob; a scepter will emerge from Israel. Num. 24:17

For years and years lovers of God looked for Him and hoped for redemption in some distant future. For us the star has already risen and redemption has already come. We may not see him face to face; and there certainly is more to see in our distant (or not so distant) future, yet we get to see Him here and now too.

Lord, thank you for every experience, every person, that shows me Your face.

The beginning and the end

August 18th, 2012 by Maureen

When you sound the signal to move on, the tribes camped on the east side of the Tabernacle must break camp and move forward. Num. 10:5

The hardest part of transitioning is breaking camp. Lyricist Dan Wilson is right, “Every new beginning is some other beginning’s end.” It is comforting and exciting to remember that when God is the one sounding the signal moving on is always moving forward.

Alpha and Omega, You are the beginning and the end of all my beginnings and endings and of everything between.