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|Posté le: Dim 9 Juil - 15:37 (2017) Sujet du message: All Things New
After forty years of wandering in the desert, Moses and the people of Israel finally came to edge of the Promised Land. Moses left the people at the foot of Mt. Nebo, and makes his way up the top of the mountain alone. From there, he could see all the land before him. A few years ago, I had the opportunity to go to the top of Mt. Nebo myself. I took the photo on the cover of your bulletin this Sunday. On a clear day, you can truly see hundreds of miles: the Jordan River directly at the foot of the Mountain, the Dead Sea to the south, the city of Jericho on the west bank of the Jordan. To the north, you can see the faint outline of the Sea of Galilee. To the west, you can see the outline of Jerusalem (although it did not exist when Moses was there) and further to the west you can see the mists of the Mediterranean Sea. From the top of the mountain Moses can see the land flowing with milk and honey, but he knows that he will never enter it himself. He will die there and another leader, Joshua, will lead the people into the land. After years as a prince of Egypt, forty more years as a shepherd under his father-in-law, then forty more years of leading the people through the wilderness, 120 years in all, Moses life’s work was still incomplete. The heading under Psalm 90 says that it was “a prayer of Moses, the man of God.” It is one of the few psalms not ascribed to David. Tradition holds that Moses wrote Psalm 90 sometime during his travels through the wilderness. I think he sang this psalm as he stood at the top of Mt. Nebo with his dying breath. The last words of his Spirit were words of praise, honor and thanksgiving to God.
bound: 232 pages
publisher: Parson's Porch Books (May 14, 2017)
isbn: 1946478237, 978-1946478238,
weight: 14.6 ounces (