Exodus 2:16 Now the priest of Midian had seven daughters who came as usual to draw water and fill the water troughs for their father’s flocks.
Isaac, Jacob, and Moses. All of them met their wives because through experiences at the well. Interesting. While I understand the necessity of having water and how getting water can be a social experience, I never realized the well was also the eHarmony of the day in the Ancient Near East.
Exodus 3:12 God answered, “I will be with you. And this is your sign that I am the one who has sent you: When you have brought the people out of Egypt, you will worship God at this very mountain.”
See what God did there? He tells Moses the sign of His activity will happen after he’s already brought the people out of Egypt. Sometimes things are the most clear when you look back. And you can’t help but see God’s activity throughout your entire story.
But we don’t like it like that, do we? We want to see every thing lined up for us. We want to see the whole path. We want to know what God’s going to do and exactly how He’s going to do it. Oh – and if at all possible, we’d prefer it to be pretty easy for us. No need for times to get tough. No need to feel like things are unpredictable. Just a nice, easy life, thankyouverymuch. Well….at least that’s what I’d prefer, anyway. I don’t know about you.
But that’s not how God works. He invites us to follow Him in faith and that means we aren’t going to know every little step along the way. But we’ll see, looking back, that He brought us exactly where He said He would.
What happens when God reveals His whole plan?
We don’t get it. After all, Jesus said exactly what was going to happen to him in today’s reading from Matthew. How did the disciples react?
“And the disciples were filled with grief.” No wonder He only reveals His plan to us one step at a time.