A reading for Tuesday, October 6, 2015: Exodus 4:1-17.

"Even now he (Aaron) is coming out to meet you, and when he sees you (Moses) his heart will be glad. You shall speak to him and put the words in his mouth; and I will be with your mouth and with his mouth, and will teach you what you shall do."

The greatest blessing we have, other than the very presence and participation of God with us, are those that join us along the journey. Those in whom God speaks and those we are able to speak to with the words that God has provided us. Even the great Moses had Aaron as a faithful companion for the journey to Pharaoh to do God's bidding. The relationship between these two men, with God in the middle, is the foundation of all Judeo-Christian faith.

In Luke 10, Jesus "sends out the disciples in pairs to every town and place where he himself intended to go." In the spirit of Moses and Aaron we see these faithful companions continuing to go out in search of the covenant of peace for all God's people and all of creation. We too are blessed to have companions, spouses, children, grandchildren, co-workers, fellow students, neighbors, and any other that join us along the way. That we might serve God and offer peace...

An ancient Celtic prayer :

Be in the heart of each to whom I speak; in the mouth of each who speaks unto me. This day be within and without me, lowly and meek, yet all powerful. Christ as a light; Christ as a shield; Christ beside me, on my left and on my right. Amen.


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