Three weeks into Tapestry of Grace, using the Bible as our spine, our senses are alive again as we begin to make connections in the history of the ancient Egyptians, with Israel and God’s hand in the story of mankind.
I do not know how many times I have read the Book of Exodus, but I am amazed how I am beginning to see some parallels more clearly now, as I read it to the children. Miracle after miracle, plague after plague, God showed Himself mighty, yet the Pharaoh still would not let the Israelites go. And did the account not clearly state that God hardened his heart?
Callous to the things of God, no matter how events in the world today consistently point to His sovereignty, the truth remains a mystery to many. It is easy to see now how foolish the Pharisees and Sadducees responded to Jesus, and how the Truth became the stumbling block to them as they were blinded by their doctrines. Is the effect of present-day religion as clear? A resounding no. My husband who has the heart of an evangelist, has a stronger burden for loved ones in the area of receiving salvation as a free gift, and without the merit of works. But if the doctrine weighs heavier in someone’s heart and mind than the Word of God, there is nothing in the world that you could do for the person without God’s intervention. And if God has kept the truth a mystery to them, despite the revelation in His Word, who are we to keep pointing it out over and over again?
Back in the Exodus, you will see in the 27th verse of the fourth chapter where God told Aaron to go into the wilderness to meet Moses. Without question, the man went! It was only in the next verse that Aaron found out what his mission was. But it took him to step out and follow God’s leading unquestionably. Moses on the other hand, already had a supernatural encounter with God, and was given clear direction and demonstration of power, yet managed to keep questioning his ability in the light of what God wanted him to do! How is that for pointing out our walk with the Lord?
Needless to say, we are enjoying the fruits of our homeschool days, but it is becoming more apparent that I am the student here and that God has to do the work in me first, in order for Him to do the work with the little ones.