Thursday, June 30, 2011

To Our Aarons and Hurs

I sent an email out to several of my teammates at NMC updating them on our situation. In that email, I asked for continued prayer and included this line:
"We need some Aaron and Hur's to lift our arms right now in battle"

Here's the story in reference to that line:

Exodus 17:
8 The Amalekites came and attacked the Israelites at Rephidim. 9 Moses said to Joshua, “Choose some of our men and go out to fight the Amalekites. Tomorrow I will stand on top of the hill with the staff of God in my hands.”
10 So Joshua fought the Amalekites as Moses had ordered, and Moses, Aaron and Hur went to the top of the hill. 11 As long as Moses held up his hands, the Israelites were winning, but whenever he lowered his hands, the Amalekites were winning. 12 When Moses’ hands grew tired, they took a stone and put it under him and he sat on it. Aaron and Hur held his hands up—one on one side, one on the other—so that his hands remained steady till sunset. 13 So Joshua overcame the Amalekite army with the sword.

Last night upon hearing our news from yesterday, we received two different messages (from people who did not receive my email mentioned above) referencing their intent to be our Aaron Hur.

I can't tell you how encouraging the simple phrase "I'm praying" or "we are praying" has been to us.  To know we are arms are being lifted up through those who are praying for us allows us great confidence in the fact that we are in a position where our steps will be guided by God.

To our Aarons and Hurs out there.  Thank you.  We deeply need, value and appreciate you!

1 comment:

Joe said...

Mark 4:35-41 has been where I have gotten much encouragement and strength in recent weeks. Jesus says "Let's go to the other side" so they get in a boat. The storm comes up and the disciples are certain they will perish. They "wake up" Jesus and he calms the storm then asks them "why are you so afraid, where is your faith". He wasn't expecting them to know He could calm the storm but He did think they could trust Him when He said, "let's go to the other side". You're in the lake you're not alone, Jesus isn't really sleeping and He already said you're going to the other side. He is your peace, He is your strength and we are praying for you. We will join you in rejoicing "on the other side"