HomeWord - Apr. 1, 2008

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Already on His Way 
This devotional was written by Kelly McFadden

“Then the Lord’s anger burned against Moses and he said, ‘What about your brother, Aaron the Levite?  I know he can speak well.  He is already on his way to meet you, and his heart will be glad when he sees you.  You shall speak to him and put words in his mouth; I will help both of you speak and will teach you what to do.’”  Exodus 4:14-15

A few months into my freshman year of college, I felt faced with the decision to either follow Christ wholeheartedly or not follow Him at all.  I took a few days to pray and then chose to live a life saying “thy will be done” instead of “my will be done.”  As a way to keep myself accountable, I decided to announce this decision to all my friends. 

I got a lot of strange looks as I shared my decision.  And then one of my friends cleared her throat and said, “I wasn’t going to make a public announcement about this, but I actually made the same decision this week.”  In that instant, I knew God had sent me my Aaron.

As God calls Moses to change the course of his life and go back to Egypt, Moses tries to get out of it a few times.  He lacks the confidence in himself and ultimately in God.  “Who am I?” he asks.  “What would I say?” he stammers.  “What if they don’t believe me?” he quivers.  “But I do not speak well,” he adds.  At this last statement, the Lord showed His anger to Moses, and informed him that his brother Aaron was already on his way to meet him.

God, in His infinite wisdom, had prepared Aaron separately to bring the two of them together.  Moses would not have to go about his task on his own.  He had someone who would walk with him.  He had someone who had different strengths, so that together they would make a wonderful team.

It can be scary to let go of control and say, “Okay, God, Your will be done.  I will trust You.”  When we do this, the road can feel lonely and confusing, even though we have the assurance of God’s presence with us. And, when He knows we need another’s assistance, God will provide this too, just as He did for Moses and as He has done for me.  You may not see it now, but keep your eyes open, for your Aaron might already be on the way

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GOING DEEPER:

1. Where in your life have you seen how God has provided support?

2. In what ways do you feel God calling you to be an “Aaron” or to support someone else?

FURTHER READING:
Ecclesiastes 4:7-12; Matthew 18:15-20; Hebrews 12:1

Kelly McFadden currently works at Mariners Church Southern California. She and her husband Michael are the new parents of Campbell McFadden


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