November 27, 2023

Make Peace with Your Wilderness

“Moses agreed to stay with the man, who gave his daughter Zipporah to Moses in marriage. Zipporah gave birth to a son, and Moses named him Gershom, saying, ‘I have become a foreigner in a foreign land.’ ” – Exodus 2:21,22 Nobody wants to be in the wilderness. Such was the case for Moses, who after murdering an Egyptian man, fleed to the desert. He tried to cover his tracks, but realized that he had been seen by several of his Jewish countrymen, so he ran because Pharaoh was after him. Leaving behind his birth family and privileged life, the Bible tells us that he landed in Midian, which is neither Hebrew nor Egyptian. Once settled in Midian, Moses began to live as if the previous season of his life never existed. After he rescued a group of sisters from aggressive shepherds as they were watering their father’s sheep, their

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