The God who does stuff
Psalm 78: 12-16
12 In the sight of their ancestors he worked marvels
in the land of Egypt, in the fields of Zoan.
13 He divided the sea and let them pass through it,
and made the waters stand like a heap.
14 In the daytime he led them with a cloud,
and all night long with a fiery light.
15 He split rocks open in the wilderness,
and gave them drink abundantly as from the deep.
16 He made streams come out of the rock,
and caused waters to flow down like rivers.
Choose how you respond:
“There’s no historical evidence the Israelites crossed the Red Sea, so we can relax.”
“If God did not bring his people through the Red Sea, why was I baptized?”
“I wonder just how God did that? It must have been scary!”
“What can I recall God doing in my life, my church, my nation?”
What season now for Scotland, what videotype
of land is waiting to be brought to birth?
Stylish, connected, rich in mind – or just unkind?
What poet politician is there who will dare
lift off the blindfolds we all wear
and speak the words we cannot say?
What fire by night will match the cloud by day? (© Jock Stein)
Pray that poem, above.
Look out for the cloud and the fire.
Follow whatever God seems to be doing in your life and times.