Moving Day


Exodus 12:33-38

The Egyptians urged the people to hurry and leave the country. “For otherwise,” they said, “we will all die!” 34 So the people took their dough before the yeast was added, and carried it on their shoulders in kneading troughs wrapped in clothing. 35 The Israelites did as Moses instructed and asked the Egyptians for articles of silver and gold and for clothing.36 The Lord had made the Egyptians favorably disposed toward the people, and they gave them what they asked for; so they plundered the Egyptians.

37 The Israelites journeyed from Rameses to Sukkoth. There were about six hundred thousand men on foot, besides women and children. 38 Many other people went up with them, and also large droves of livestock, both flocks and herds.


Chaos abounds at my home right now.  The movers come in just a few days to load all of our possessions on a truck to move us hundreds of miles away from our home of over thirty years.    To say that I have had moments of being overwhelmed may be a bit of an understatement.  So much junk…so little time….where am I going to put it all?!  The home we are moving to is a fixer-upper….. big time.  We will be living amongst boxes for quite sometime while major construction goes on around us.  Presently the new abode is without heat, AC, hot water, a working shower or bath.  On the other hand the home has an abundance of bats, leaking roof and gutters, windows painted shut, clogged pipes, haphazard wiring, and dirt…lots and lots of dirt.

In the midst of what seems to me to be an enormous task I am reminded of the move the Israelites made from Egypt to the Promised Land.  Moses organized a move of six hundred thousand men!  If each man had one wife and 2.3 (okay, round it to 3) children plus the livestock to sustain them, that is more people and animals then I am willing to do the math to figure out!  Making such a major move and change at this stage of our lives gives me some perspective to appreciate the logistics with which Moses had to work in order to move such a mass of humanity.  Can you begin to fathom just the noise level?  The questions?  The dust?

Moses trusted God with the move of an entire nation.   I will choose to trust the Lord with our move.   You can trust the Lord with your move/change/journey too.  Read it for yourself; it is all right there in Exodus…amazing.


2 thoughts on “Moving Day

  1. We just saw your fixer-upper. Amazing!! You have more energy than me to take on such a task. The potential is one great big beautiful house, however. Getting there…that’s another story. I love the room you have finished. I will be praying for your move and all the details that comes with it. Remember this:
    Psalm 119:116
    Sustain me, my God, according to your promise, and I will live; do not let my hopes be dashed.

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