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Acts 7:30-34, Early Christian Church Recalls Moses' Experience

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When Moses saw it, he was amazed at the sight; and as he approached to look, there came the voice of the Lord: “I am the God of your ancestors, the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob.” Moses began to tremble and did not dare to look.
— Acts 7:31-32

RCL Daily Devotion for Thursday, March 7, 2019

RCL Daily Devotions written by Daniel D. Maurer from RCL Worship Resources (see more).

I find it interesting that there are so many incidences in holy scripture where one part of scripture is quoting another. Today’s reading is no exception—the early church needed to recall how the God of Jesus Christ was the same God who appeared to Moses in the burning bush.

But, in fact, isn’t the history of any person or organization often put together this way? The point is that we are all interconnected. It’s amazing and rather humbling to believe that, I, too, am connected to these great figures of the Bible. My history and experiences are just as valid as any other “saint.” In the protestant tradition, we recognize that the word “saint” did not apply to people with special juju God-faith powers.

No. In fact, it applied to everyone who believed. Many of the letters of the New Testament start with the opening phrase: “To all the saints…” The Greek word is “hagios” which means “holy one.”

Our histories are interconnected with those in the past and will be connected with those in the future. That certainly is a nice thought.

Thank you, dear God, that you have connected my life with all witnesses of your grace in the past, and that you will connect me with those who have yet to be born. Amen.


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