The Holy Lent

Day 17 - Third Wednesday of the The Holy Lent

by Prince Mathew

Preface for Meditation:

The Bible is a living testimony of some of the greatest calls in history. When we think of these calls we immediately think of Noah, Abraham, Moses, David, the prophets, and others whom God called into his service. We would like to explore three calls in particular, which the bible highlights.

The first call we would like to explore is the call of Moses. We read in the book of Exodus that when God called Moses, the Israelites had been enslaved for over four hundred years. Yet even in the midst of their despair, their trials, and their sufferings, God did not forget his people. God chose Moses to deliver his people from the bonds of the Egyptians. Yet how did God call Moses? One day, while tending his father-in-law's sheep, God appeared to Moses in the form of a burning bush and called him to deliver his people. Yet Moses, even though he saw the miracle before him, was reluctant. Moses did not listen to God at first. He tried to evade God's call to him. Moses told God that he was incapable of accomplishing the feat of delivering the Israelites from the hands of the Egyptians. To that God responded, "I will be with you."

Again, Moses tried to evade God's call by saying that the Israelites would not believe him. To that God allowed Moses to perform signs as proof-the ability to turn his staff into a snake, to turn his hand leprous, and to make the water of the Nile turn to blood." Even still, Moses tried to evade God's call by saying that he was not eloquent and that he was "slow of speech and slow of tongue." In other words, Moses, the greatest prophet of the Old Testament had a speech impediment. To that, God told Moses that he would give him the words to speak to Pharaoh and even allowed Moses to bring along his brother Aaron. Finally, Moses relented and accepted God's call. God's call to Moses was quite dramatic and came to Moses when he was about eighty years old.

Even if we heard Godís call several times in our life, our reasons are unaccepted to hear his calls, but now God is saying to us that (1) I will be with you (2) I will give you the Godís signs (3) I will allow you to be strengthen in your voice and take your brothers for achieving Godís plan. We will relent and accept Godís call.

Let us listen to Godís call and accept His call during this The Holy Lent.

Be ready to hear the ďSecond callĒ on next day Ė God bless us all

Bible Reading Passages:
Third Wednesday of The Holy Lent

* St. Luke 9: 44-50, 57-62

* Leviticus 25: 35-46
* I Samuel 9: 18-27
* Isaiah 65: 16-25
* Acts 13: 1-3
* Ephesians 6: 1-9
* St. Luke12: 32-40

Bible Verse of the Day:

Then he said to them, "Whoever welcomes this little child in my name welcomes me; and whoever welcomes me welcomes the one who sent me. For he who is least among you allóhe is the greatest." St. Luke 9:48

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