Our reading from Exodus spoke almost directly to the situation today. Moses had just been given manna from heaven to feed the Israelites and now they were grumbling about the lack of water. God, in a very simple way, sent Moses ahead to strike the rock to let the water that was already there out to sustain the people. The answer to the hardest questions of life are often the simplest answers – the things that are already right there. Paul’s letter to the Romans laid out God’s active and intimate presence in our lives – as demonstrated by Jesus coming among us to save us from our sin (and ourselves). As we wrestle with our life in these times, remember that God is actively with us, as God has always been.

I invite your comments,

Readings: Exodus 17:1-7; Psalm 95:1-7; Romans 5:1-11

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