One of the most significant experiences in the life of a sheep is in springtime when they need to be shorn. A word of encouragement to those enduring a long season of shearing. We look at a sheep shearing festival in the life of of King David. I Samuel 25:7
II Samuel 21:10—14. Rizpah, (meaning hot coal or stone) an extraordinary woman, a catalyst of redemption, reconciliation and closure. Lessons for all called to mother in an unconventional time.
All of our lives are a search for safety in people, places and things. We have legitimate needs. Sometimes we meet them in illegitimate ways, but all of our hungers are reducible to safety. Psalm 61:1, 3.
2 part series:
The Beauty of Safety
“I will turn aside and see this great sight.” Exodus 3:3
Moses was a man of many passions. He was so sympathetic to the needs of his people that he spent his powers killing an Egyptian then burying him in the sand. (Exhausting work!) Yet this was not the kind of power God wanted Moses to represent.
R.H. Strachan used to say, “There is a spiritual power which blazes and burns, yet does not exhaust itself.” We along with Moses will have to “turn aside” if we wish to see “the great sight” that will transform our idea of power. The burning bush was ablaze yet unconsumed. Can this be said of the way we are burning?Read more...