“Then the Lord relented and did not bring on his people the disaster he had threatened” – Exodus 32:14 (NIV).
Initially it appeared Moses was a man of few words, slow to speak. After all when the Lord called him to go and urge Pharaoh to release the Israelites, he objected, pointing “Since I speak with faltering lips, why would Pharaoh listen to me?” (Exodus 6:30). To equip him the Lord aided him, “You are to say everything I command you, and your brother Aaron is to tell Pharaoh to let the Israelites go out of his country” (Exodus 7:2). Aaron was supposed to be a more fluent speaker!
Now we all have seen that child whom everyone says is of few words. But there comes a day when he is stepped on his foot or there surfaces a matter so urgent that he can’t hold it no more. Suddenly a torrent of words bursts out of the normally quiet child. And no one can believe it is the same person!
Such was the case when once God had in mind to exterminate the Israelites because of their stubborn rebellion (Exodus 32). Suddenly the man of “few words” had a lot to cry out. “But Moses sought the favor of the Lord his God. “Lord,” he said, “why should your anger burn against your people, whom you brought out of Egypt with great power and a mighty hand? Why should the Egyptians say, ‘It was with evil intent that he brought them out, to kill them in the mountains and to wipe them off the face of the earth’? Turn from your fierce anger; relent and do not bring disaster on your people” (Exodus 32:11-13). God heard Moses’s passionate plea and relented ( vv 14). The man of “few words” had found all to turn the hand of God.
How about you now! May be generally you are a person of “few words”! But you know there is that matter pressing you down that you can’t hold it no more. Go to God and pour it all out before the Almighty without holding back. Don’t worry about the words, for there are deep down there and the Lord, as was with Moses, hears our cries!
Prayer for today: Lord Father God of Abraham, maker of heaven and earth, with all my heart I pour out a pressing need to you Almighty one and may you save the situation bringing it to your glory, as you did for Moses, this I pray in Jesus’s name!