Little By Little
Today’s scripture selection: Numbers 33-36
Key verse: Numbers 33:1
“Here are the stages in the journey of the Israelites….”
Sometimes they made a lot of progress; sometimes they failed miserably.
Sometimes they remained true to their covenant with God; sometimes they went running after idols of their own making.
Sometimes they were the people of God; sometimes they became so self-absorbed they acted as if they were gods.
But through all their wandering – the entire journey – one thing remained the same. They traveled, little by little, in stages.
Now, that might conjure up in your mind a silly cartoon: Moses and the people making their way across the desert in horse drawn stagecoaches.
But you know what I mean.
The people traveled in faith; imperfect as they were; sometimes making good progress; sometimes going down the wrong path; sometimes just sort of wandering aimlessly.
And, most importantly, God was with them each step of the way.
Isn’t it that way for us too?
On our life’s journey – it’s a combination of open highway, wrong way turns, and dead ends. And a loving God helps us, if we will let Him, to ultimately find the right path.
What amazing grace; what incomparable love – that we are not just left to wander. And that one day – He will show us the way home.
Prayer: Lord, I am so prone to wander; so often lost. Lead me in the way you would have me go – little by little. AMEN.