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The Forward Day by Day Meditation for June 27, 2020

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SATURDAY, June 27

Numbers 20:28 Moses stripped Aaron of his vestments, and put them on his son Eleazar; and Aaron died there on the top of the mountain. Moses and Eleazar came down from the mountain.

What is it like to come to the end of an era? What is it like to transition from one phase of life to another? How do we give up those things that are behind us and take up the things ahead?

We usually feel anxiety and fear in the face of major changes, as if we are losing all we know and ahead of us is only uncertainty. Aaron approaches the end of his life. Moses loses his brother and confidant. And the people of Israel are losing their high priest. What will life look like afterward? How can anyone take his place?

God speaks peace into their anxiety. The Most High calls Eleazar to a new life. And God calls the people of Israel to a new life, as well. They mourn, and they move forward.

MOVING FORWARD: Think of a friend who may be dealing with a transition. How can you love them through this?

PRAY for the Church of the Province of Central Africa

Ps 107:33-43, 108:1-6(7-13) * 33 | Numbers 20:14-29 | Romans 6:1-11 | Matthew 21:1-11

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