As a Lenten practice during this season, clergy and leaders in the church from youth to elders will be sharing their devotions.
Scripture: Deuteronomy 32-34
Key verses: (32:11-12) As an eagle stirs up its nest,
and hovers over its young;
as it spreads its wings, takes them up,
and bears them aloft on its pinions,
12 the Lord alone guided him;
no foreign god was with him.
Reflection: I often wonder what it must have been like to be Moses. Wrought with fear of not being enough, feeling unworthy and ill-equipped, yet finding courage to trust that God would keep him safe and empower him to deliver God’s messages. In this season of Lent, I sit with great fear, not only of where God is calling me, but how I will adequately answer and deliver. Perhaps it is in this sacred time of reflection that I prepare to hold my fear while also opening my eyes, ears, hands and heart to hear God’s guidance, knowing that, like Moses, he will keep me safe as I fly upon his wing.
Prayer: God, thank you for seeing and believing in me. During this time of Lent, please prepare me by helping me to nestle into your safe nest so I can hear you and gain courage to climb upon your wings, and go where you are calling. Amen.
Author: Mollie Gee, Elder class of 2022
[Scripture quotations are from New Revised Standard Version Bible, copyright © 1989 National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America. Used by permission. All rights reserved].