Tuesday 28 July 2020
Through all the changing scenes of life. In trouble and in joy, the praises of my God shall still my heart and tongue employ.
Sometimes when you're a bit under the weather your perspective can change. Feeling left out, isolated from the battle. Many others at one time or another have felt this.
This hopefully is one side of the picture. Looking at the scene again, we may gain a different perspective and look at our situation from a different point of view. The renewed pleas for prayer from those in the front line may encourage us to realise that prayer is a vital weapon which can be used even from solitary confinement – and that if we are in that position it is a privilege not granted to those on the front line. Time! What a privilege!
In the book of Exodus (17:8 ff) The warriors of Amalek came to fight against the people of Israel. Moses commanded Joshua to call the Israelites to take up arms and fight. " I will stand at the top of the hill and fight with the staff of God in my hand." As long as Moses held up the staff the Israelites held the advantage. Whenever he lowered his hands the Amalekites held the advantage. Moses arms finally became too tired to hold up the staff any longer, so Aaron and Hur found a stone for him to sit on while they stood on each side, holding up his arms until sunset – as a result Joshua and his troops were able to crush the army of Amalek.