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May these words of my mouth and this meditation of my heart be pleasing in your sight. (Psalm 19:14, MSG)

Thursday, March 7, 2013


At last Moses expresses his hurt over not seeing the promised land.

In his final sermon series to Israel, he tells them about his prayer:
     God, my Master, You let me in on the beginnings, You let me see Your greatness, You let me see
     Your might--what god in Heaven or Earth can do what You have done! Please, let me in also
     on the endings, let me cross the river and see the good land over the Jordan, the lush hills, the
     Lebanon mountains. 

Oh, Moses. I want to see it too.

In case you don't already know, God's answer was "no."

Moses came so close.

I have seen God's greatness, not only in stories from others, but in my own life.

But our lives are not like a choose-your-own adventure book. The older I get, the more I realize that I probably won't see all my dreams for this life come true. I'll never run a marathon. I doubt I'll ever make it to Australia. It is still possible, if doubtful, that I will one day be a New York Times best-selling author.

Whether my dreams for this life come to fruition in this lifetime or not, I will be in on the ending. I will see the new heaven and earth. My feet will tread the streets of gold and I will have a heavenly address at 8354 Saints Row.

Maybe Moses will be my neighbor.

1 comment:

  1. I'm sure Australia is not all we think it is...though its on my list too :)