Monday, March 15, 2021
An excerpt from Exodus 15:24-25 (NRSV)
And the people complained against Moses, saying, “What shall we drink?” He cried out to the Lord; and the Lord showed him a piece of wood; he threw it into the water, and the water became sweet.
Reflection from Scott Hamilton:
Water – the Source of Life. Water refreshes, cleanses and quenches, common experiences that we all wish for everyone in this world. My travels throughout this world have been few and don’t compare to the challenges facing Moses and the Israelites when they left Egypt during Exodus. Yet, whenever I visited such stunning natural sites like Lake Michigan or Glacier National Park in Montana, God’s power is always on display. My six trips to Quetico Provincial Park, Ontario, Canada, in my youth and later as an adult Boy Scout leader showed God’s generosity as you paddle its vast lakes by canoe and then later savor its waters to drink. Believe me, after a hot day paddling a canoe several miles, you can’t wait to enjoy this drink of life.
Painting by Jon Dutcher, “Gibson Beach”
“Wade in the Water”
Traditional spiritual arr. Allen Koepke
God has repeatedly used water to demonstrate his power to his children,
but also used it as a medium through we are saved (the parting of the Red Sea,
the waters of baptism, and the instance in this Exodus reading).
“Wade in the water, children!
God’s gonna trouble the water.”
Tags: Lent 2021