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Saturday, January 25, 2014

Oasis or Rush Hour?

And Moses was content to dwell with the man; and he gave Moses, Zipporah his daughter. Ex. 2:21

Now, Moses kept the flock of Jethro, his father-in-law, the priest of Midian, and he led his flock to the backside of the desert ... Ex. 3:1

Born in subjection to the pharaoh of Egypt, Moses became a prince and a son to the ruler. Life filled with games and responsibilities. His anger over injustice drove him to kill a man and flee to the desert where no one could find him. After the burden of ruling and the fear of being caught, Jethro's home must have seemed like an oasis. Moses cared for sheep and provided for a wife and children. No one required anything else from him. Here he found rest.

Come now therefore, and I will send thee unto Pharaoh, that thou mayest bring forth my people the children of Israel out of Egypt. Ex. 3:10

For forty years, Moses had lived in anonymity. His days plodded along with only sheep and his family knowing where he was or who he was. Now, God gave Moses a cause, a job, a ministry. For Moses, now was rush hour in Los Angeles, California. No longer should he linger in the background. Now was the time to act.

This summer, my husband and I traveled to Yellowstone with our travel trailer and went through phases in our trip. While we were in the park, each day overflowed with activity. Tired from traveling  to the park and then all the activities while we were there, we left the park early without a reservation for our next stop.

KOA is built on a creek coming from Bear Lake
Montpelier had walking trails

What an oasis Montpelier, Idaho represented to us when we pulled through that entrance to a newly-renovated KOA campground and found a beautiful spot to camp and recuperate
I rested and put Charles to cooking
This campground sat in the valley surrounded by beautiful mountains. We enjoyed the rest time, but then was eager to continue our trip.

Just like trips, life is a roller coaster with ups and downs. Peaks and valleys.. Oasis and rush hours.

What phase are you in now? Just wait, and it will change.