Today I was on e-bay, one of my favorite hobbies. I started to think and wondered if people in the Bible had talisman’s. You know, good luck charms. Then I remembered that Moses had that cane that God gave him.
But that wasn’t a good luck object. I thought, that was more like a weapon. The instructions were to through it down which would then scare or impress your enemy when it turned into a snake. Personally, if that were my stick, I would sleep with it in an elevated state. Up on the counter would be a good option. Jugs of water surrounding it, keeping it in place. I wouldn’t want it converting in the middle of the night while I was sleeping.
It did another more thing. It could split the sea, therefore killing your enemies when they followed you through. I sometimes wonder if they realized he had the stick and they didn’t. Who wouldn’t want God to do it all perfectly if I just handled the stick properly. It wasn’t a 72 piece assembly set for my entertainment center. Simple instructions only, please. Lay it down or the strike the water option. Look at the ground and use the appropriate technique. You can get it.
But then I realized, when Moses put the stick on the ground, he wasn’t doing anything at all. It wasn’t a weapon. His hands were empty. He didn’t do any fighting. Although, he might have been praying, “Please don’t bite me.”
But who was doing all the work? God. Moses’ job was really only to stand. Ephesians 6:13 in the Bible tells us to put on the full armor of God and then to “stand”. Some versions tell us to stand firm.
So I ask myself and any who are reading. Can we just stand? Leave the battle to God. He has it all. We stand in church. Maybe that’s practice. We stand in line. That’s building patience. We stand up for causes. Solidarity?
If you are laying down today. You can still stand. Ask someone who is standing. It’s their job to help you up and teach you to stand. They have practiced. I think leaning against each other counts. You can use a wall till someone gets there. God’s on the job. It’s His day today. We stand. He fights. Sigh of relief and Amen.