January 22 Exodus 5-6:27 & Mark 9:2-13
And God said, “Let my people go.” Let the depth of God’s care for us speak to your heart. “Let my people go.” Can you hear him? As with the Israelites, so with us, the trial and troubles of daily life much less the severe tragedies of life can overwhelm good people and keep them from hearing the Lord’s word to them. They needed Moses and Aaron to help them. Do you have people around you that you can talk to when God’s voice is hard to hear? If so thank God for them and use them. If not find such a person or persons. Please know I am here for you also. Moses spoke these words of God to the Israelites, “I am the LORD. I will free you from the burdens of the Egyptians and will deliver you from their slavery. I will redeem you by my outstretched arm and with mighty acts of judgment. I will take you as my own people, and I will be your God; and you will know that I, the LORD, am your God who has freed you from the burdens of the Egyptians and I will bring you into the land which I swore to give to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. I will give it to you as your own possession—I, the LORD!” These are powerful and wonderful words can you hear them anew in your life. Is there something that the Lord can free you from? Has something enslaved you? He is God you are his people.
God speaks again in the Gospel of Mark on behalf of Jesus, “This is my beloved Son, listen to him.” The gift of the Transfiguration of Jesus to the disciples and us is to know who Jesus is. He is the Son beloved of the Father who has come to us and left us his word to guide us. As you continue to read and reflect on God’s Holy Word allow them to speak to you, today in your life, your place in time. Listen to him.