Whose arms can you hold up today for the weary in this pandemic?
“Moses’ arms soon became so tired he could no longer hold them up. So Aaron and Hur found a stone for him to sit on. Then they stood on each side of Moses, holding up his hands. So his hands held steady until sunset. As a result, Joshua overwhelmed the army of Amalek in battle.”
This line in my Bible reading leaped out at me today. What a beautiful picture of obedience to God. It’s also a stunning display of friendship too. Moses was tired, he was leading a people who were in the wilderness (and there was a fair amount of moaning!) and still he interceded for them and for Joshua as he went into battle. When Moses became too tired his brother and friend came and literally held his arms up for him overnight. Wow. Can you imagine doing that? A beautiful chain of people doing what they can in the strength of God to help and support each other.
It strikes me that this is now. Some of us are tired and weary from this pandemic. Some of us feel like we are losing hope and can no longer hold our arms up. Some of us are getting a second wind and feel we can do some arm holding. Some of us feel like Joshua actually in the battle daily. Which one are you?
Do you need your arms holding up in prayer? If so comment in the box and Ron and I will pray for you today.
Can you see someone near you or online today who needs their arms holding up or is in the battle? What can you do to help? Can you drop off a meal or get some shopping for them? Could you FaceTime them? Can you pray for them? What can you do today?
Let us be a beautiful chain of people who love each other over the finishing line of this pandemic. We don’t have to rely on human strength to do this. We can call on our loving Father to help us to hold our arms up and the arms of those around us. We can do this in the love and strength of God just like Aaron and Hur did for Moses and Moses did for Joshua and the Israelites. And just like all of them did for us so we could read their stories in the Bible and have hope in the darkness.