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“An obstacle is often a steppingstone.” – Anonymous
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The people came to Moses and said, “We have sinned in complaining against the LORD and you. Pray to the LORD to take the serpents from us.” So Moses prayed for the people, and the LORD said to Moses: “Make a seraph and mount it on a pole, and everyone who has been bitten will look at it and recover.”
This is the story of the Israelites complaining to Moses about the harsh conditions in the desert after they had been freed from bondage to the Egyptians.
Their situation had taken a turn for the worse due to a lack of food and water, and then biting seraph serpents came upon them.
So they turned on the prophet who had been their savior.
Of course, it is not God who sends tragic situations to us but simply the twists and turns of life.
Challenges occur in this earthly realm and I think that is so God’s glory can be shown through how we deal with such challenges.
Jesus addressed this when his followers asked him who had sinned to cause a man to be born blind, “the man or his parents.”
But Jesus said, “Neither he nor his parents sinned; it is so that the works of God might be made visible through him” (John 9:2-3).
When adversities come, it is God or Spirit who energizes and leads us through the struggle to transformation.
Just as the Israelites discovered through their encounter with the serpents, it was the very serpents, the curse itself, that became the blessing and cure.
It is a metaphor for what happens in life.
My ruptured appendix over 20 years ago was at first a curse, but that very ordeal became one of the greatest spiritually transformative events of my life.
As Jesus showed us, death is always followed by new life.
Trust in the process!
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