“As they wandered through the desert, the journey of the Israelites continued to be difficult and continued to involve miracles. God rained mana from heaven, and covered their camp with quail for the hungry wanderers to eat.
God gave Moses the power in his hands to hold back an army who was trying to defeat them. The bond between God and the Israelites grew deeper during this time of their suffering.
At one point, God commanded Moses to strike a rock with his staff when the Israelites needed water to drink. Not seeing water immediately, Moses struck the rock a second time. For this, God punished Moses by denying him entrance into the Promised Land. What this means, metaphysically, is that lack of faith diminishes our power and denies us inner peace.
The problem for many of us, much of the time, is not that we don’t hear what God is saying; it’s that we don’t believe what God is saying, or we don’t like what God is saying.
Then, putting our faithlessness into action, we do or say something that actually interrupts His plan and deflects our miracle. But life will continue to “draw us” to our destiny of deeper relationship with God and more powerful performance of the tasks to which he assigns us.
All of us make an Exodus in our lives; all of us are delivered from slavery to the Promised Land by a mysterious hand.
The Exodus is our journey through suffering, as we suffer from bondage at the hands of the ego to freedom in the hands of God.”
Tears to Triumph