Instead of just bringing a block of chocolate and a separate loaf of bread, they discovered a sweet, doughy roll laced with chocolate, combining my two favourites into one!
Reference: v.7 Moses was eighty years old and Aaron eighty-three when they spoke to Pharaoh. (TNIV Bible)
Explore: It’s no surprise to any of my friends that I love my food, and good friends will know my favourite foods are chocolate and bread. I just love the soft doughy texture of bread, and find it hard to resist the sweet smoothness of chocolate as it just melts in my mouth. The other day I met with a couple for whom I was officiating at their wedding. After hearing about my two favourite taste sensations, they decided to bring some along. However, instead of just bringing a block of chocolate and a separate loaf of bread, they discovered a sweet, doughy roll laced with chocolate, combining my two favourites into one! As soon as I saw the scroll and smelled the chocolate, I realised that I was witnessing a small piece of heaven right there! Chocolate on its own is great, and bread on its own is super, but bring my two food loves together and you have something that is out of this world.
Application: We will often find that two is better than one. On their own, my favourite foods are good, but when you bring them together they are sensational. This was true also when it came to Moses and Aaron. Separately these two men were great. They both had their faults, but they were faithful and dedicated to their God. But together they changed the course of history. While Moses heard directly from God, he was too hesitant to speak up to Pharaoh. Aaron, on the other hand, had the courage to speak, but needed the guidance that God was giving to Moses. As a team they were revolutionary. God is not limited by our weaknesses, and it’s great that He will often bring people into our lives to help us move forward to be even greater than we can imagine on our own.
Prayer: Lord, thank You for seeing something greater in us than we can ever imagine. Help us to be the type of people who help others reach their God-given goals, just as we are being assisted by those around us. Amen.
Who, in your life, is currently making you a better person?
This article was written by Linda Bailey
Linda started theological studies in 1999 in Australia. After working for ten years in various church ministries, she now works as the breakfast producer at 89.9 LightFM - the Christian radio station in Melbourne, Australia. She writes blogs every day about passages she is currently reading in the Bible. Follow her on Google Plus +Linda Bailey or Facebook by clicking the like button on the right of this page.