Where Our Prayers Lead Us
A church member and Bible study leader, Fred Panhorst, told me the following story...
"While obtaining my graduate degree at Indiana Wesleyan University I was required to take a graduate course in economics. Something I would never do voluntarily. I remember the professor giving a description of an economist. He said an economist was someone standing on the caboose of a train, observing the tracks as the train passed over them, the scenery as it went by and then saying where the train was going and when it would arrive. I think that is where we are today with the coronavirus. We know where we have been and what went by, but we have no idea as to where we are going or when we will get there. I think that is how Moses and the Israelites felt. They didn’t know where the promised land really was or when they would get there. In The Torah A Modern Commentary edited by W.G. Plaut, he says “The route of the Exodus is chosen by God, not by Moses…” We have not chosen this path and lack the understanding to fathom God’s intentions. I think, that like Moses and the Israelites, we should follow the Holy Spirit and where our prayers lead us."
As I read the story of Exodus, I begin to understand that where we are going leads to a wilderness. We may have many years until we get to the next that God has in store for us, but if we follow God's lead we will arrive at the Promised Land. May we have the courage to follow the Holy Spirit from what we know, through the wilderness, to the promised land.
Until Everyone Hears,