THE WORD FOR TODAY
1 Now when the people saw that Moses delayed coming down from the mountain, the people gathered together to Aaron, and said to him, “Come, make us gods that shall go before us; for as for this Moses, the man who brought us up out of the land of Egypt, we do not know what has become of him.”
Someone once asked me, “What do you do when God is silent?”
My response is, “Is God really silent?” Certainly there are times that God seems silent…but that doesn’t mean HE is silent. God is never unaware of our struggle…He always knows. I like what my Sunday School teacher said, “Nothing hits us that doesn’t come through God first.”
When Moses delayed coming down from the mountain the people gathered with Aaron. They said, “Come make us gods that shall before us; for as for this Moses, the man who brought us up out of the land of Egypt, we do not know what has become of him.” Don’t miss the last part of that statement, “We do not know what has become of him.”
When God seems silent or absent we have a tendency toward impulsive decisions. Certainly making a god, who could never help them, when GOD seemed to be silent, was indeed a dangerously impulsive act. God had already said, “You shall have no other gods before me.” And yet they impulsively demanded a god.
We must guard against impulsive decisions when GOD seems to be silent. We can’t interpret HIS seeming silence with HIS absence. He is never absent…He always knows what HIS people suffer.
Lord, YOU are never absent from our hurts and pain…You are a breath away…Your voice is heard in the whispers of life…Your power is displayed in the thunderbolts of heaven…You are always there for us and we need no other god because YOU are our GOD…In Jesus Name...AMEN!!!