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Exodus 16:9-10 Then Moses said to Aaron, “Say to the whole congregation of the Israelites, ‘Draw near to the LORD, for he has heard your complaining.’” And as Aaron spoke to the whole congregation of the Israelites, they looked toward the wilderness, and the glory of the LORD appeared in the cloud.
The next day, we heard this portion of Exodus. A young woman said, “This was like yesterday when we were walking around in the heat.” She got it—she made a personal connection between an old Bible story and her modern-day life. Her comment sparked others to find some common ground and better understand the words of the Israelites.
For both groups, after the heat and the complaining, God showed up, and it was glorious.
MOVING FORWARD: Need to complain today? Go ahead. And then remember to look for the glory of the Lord.