This week’s scripture reads like a story from Greek mythology. Seriously, give it a look. It’s a tale of war, and leadership, and fatigue, and victory. Israel finds itself in a war, while out in the wilderness. The Israelites forge ahead whenever Moses’ hand is raised (from the spot where he watches on the hillside), but everytime he drops his hand, the Israelites falter. Moses gets so weary, a rock is rolled beneath him to sit on, and friends take to holding up his hands.
This week, we’ll look at the roles we play in serving God and supporting one another. Sometimes it can feel like we’ve got to carry the load alone or we don’t have an important part to play. And yet this story reminds us that it takes all types to protect a community, and we are called to share in keeping one another safe in a whole host of ways.
In preparation for worship, consider calling a DHPC member or friend. We are in an imperative time of offering and accepting support. How might you be Christ’s beloved community with someone from your church family, even while apart?
Scripture: Exodus 17:8-13
Reflection: “Essential Workers”
If you haven’t yet joined us for an online gathering, I encourage you to join the Monday evening book group, Thursday night happy hour, the upcoming Presbyterian Women gathering, or Sunday’s Roundtable. We can still be together in real time if not in shared space, and I for one find it good for the heart anytime I see your faces or hear your voices. You are missed.