God Will Get Back to You
Lord, thank You that You are a God who is listening. Thank You that You see us and care about each of us.
How did Moses respond to this situation?
Celebrate the Passover! This is Israel's stunning service of remembrance for deliverance from slavery in Egypt. It's like a Christmas and Easter service all rolled into one, with a family baptism or Communion thrown in too. And everyone is going to be there.
But there's a "but" in verse 6. Some Israelites can't make it. There's a funeral taking place that they have to go to. Contact with a corpse has made them unclean. They will have to miss the Passover celebration.
Now read on to the end of verse 7. This verse offers another "but"! The people complain that they will have to miss Passover for the above reasons. And, somewhat surprisingly, Moses says, "Let me get back to you on that" (cf. v. 8).
Even more remarkably, when God does get back to them, it is with the idea of a second Passover, one month later, for people who can't make the first one. Who would have guessed that Old Testament law could be so accommodating?
This passage reveals an expectation that God will speak into a specific situation. Ask and expect God to speak to you.
Lord, You are the Good Shepherd, and Your sheep hear Your voice. I am listening.