Moses took Joseph’s bones with him
With so little time to grab the essentials
one had to wonder if Joseph’s bones
sparked joy for Moses.
We didn’t even have time to
let the dough rise, but sure enough
the insides of our ancestor
were on the short list, along with
the photo albums, a good pair of
walking sandals and
all the Egyptian gold we could carry.
We haven’t forgotten you Joseph.
We’re bringing you home.
And the Lord went before them by day in a pillar of cloud…and at night in a pillar of fire to give them light [so they could] travel day and night.
This is why we never ask for directions.
We keep expecting to see the cloud and
fire pillars. We actually think we
do see them as we miss the turns we were
supposed to take. Of course since GPS
and three different maps on our phones
the idea of stopping and asking for directions
is as quaint as putting rotary dial telephones
in front of teenagers just to see what happens.
God is in my telephone and he/she takes me
where I need to go, day or night. Sometimes
to the edge of a sea, just to see what I’ll do.
And I will harden Pharaoh’s heart, and he will pursue them, and I will be glorified through Pharaoh and through his entire force
We’re getting a glimpse of the storyboard
that not even the actors are privy to.
If they had seen the script
they would have all walked into the sea
without the benefit of a believer
leading the way.
But I’m skipping ahead.
The dead first born would have
been enough to make me a
person of faith. Get with the program,
Pharaoh. Not everything has to be
a teachable moment.