September 30, 2011 § Leave a comment
Exodus 4-7 consists of a rich dialogue between Moses and God. Moses wavered and wobbled a lot during this dialogue, but the main thing he did right was to keep returning to God for more honest conversation. And the wonder of God is how He always listens and responds to Moses. God meets Moses where he is with all his concerns, addresses his arguments in a way that keeps Moses in the conversation, and equips him with what he needs to obey God’s call. What we have in this dialogue is an excellent example of the significance of persistent prayer. Prayer makes sense because we are in a dynamic relationship with God. We can be honest with God, and trust God to listen and respond appropriately. We can return to God at any time when things are not making sense to us, and trust God to be patient with us. Above all, persistent prayer makes us aware that we are never left on our own, but that God is always present with us on the journey.