The time that Moses had been in Egypt and helping set God’s people free from their oppression, he was away from his wife, his two sons, and the rest of his family in-laws. This must have been very hard on him, especially being away from his wife and kids. However, all this ended when Moses had brought the people of Israel to the mount of God. It is written, “and Jethro, Moses’ father in law, came with his sons and his wife unto Moses into the wilderness, where he encamped at the mount of God: And he said unto Moses, I thy father in law Jethro am come unto thee, and thy wife, and her two sons with her. And Moses went out to meet his father in law, and did obeisance, and kissed him; and they asked each other of their welfare; and they came into the tent. And Moses told his father in law all that the Lord had done unto Pharaoh and to the Egyptians for Israel’s sake, and all the travail that had come upon them by the way, and how the Lord delivered them.” (Exodus 18:5-8) What a joyous reunion.
The coolest thing about this reunion was that God was at the forefront of the conversation. Moses told Jethro, his father-in-law, about God’s hand in setting his people free and he rejoiced and glorified the Lord. It is written, “and Jethro rejoiced for all the goodness which the Lord had done to Israel, whom he had delivered out of the hand of the Egyptians. And Jethro said, Blessed be the Lord, who hath delivered you out of the hand of the Egyptians, and out of the hand of Pharaoh, who hath delivered the people from under the hand of the Egyptians. Now I know that the Lord is greater than all gods: for in the thing wherein they dealt proudly he was above them. And Jethro, Moses’ father in law, took a burnt offering and sacrifices for God: and Aaron came, and all the elders of Israel, to eat bread with Moses’ father in law before God.” (Exodus 18:9-12) Truly, there is no one like our God. We should also be sacrificing our time and our lives to serve the Lord and to do what He desires in our lives. This is God’s will for us all. Amen.
Let us pray:
Oh Lord, I pray that more people will remember You in their daily lives. That in their daily walk they would not be afraid to bring You up in their conversations. You mean more to me, and that is why I openly tell people about You, Jesus. I want more people to come to You and be saved. I would feel terrible if people didn’t know about You, Lord. I would truly feel that I disappointed You if I didn’t allow You to open my mouth. For this reason, I am willing to lose everything if it means not doing Your will and telling people about You. I love You more than the best job I could ever have in this life. I love You more than my friends, of whom may not want to talk to me anymore because of my faith in You. I love You more than anything I could receive based on giving over to the flesh. Nothing matters unless You are with me. Therefore, I turn my eyes from anything that is evil, that You may fill me with Your abundant light. I want more of You and less of me. I love You, Lord. I give You praise, this day and forever. Amen.