Hello all! I didn’t get around to blogging last week, but I did reach all my goals except to work on cardio training with my mask once a week. That training takes about an hour, so it may be a stretch to think I can get it in now that I am back to teaching school and trying to cut down on my extra time spent at the Crossfit box. So, the cardio is going on the backburner for a bit while I work on some other goals, that is, until I feel like I might be able to start finding the time again to fit it in. Now that I’ve caught you up on how my goals are going, I’d like to get into my blog topic, a religious one this time. (I warned you that my topics would vary!) My focus comes from the stories of Moses.
In my Bible reading from Deuteronomy, I came across a scene I was able to just picture in my head and maybe even chuckle a little. I was reading verses 23-33 of chapter 5, and after reading and picturing the scene in my head, I felt the need to write down what I was picturing. I wrote it as a play, and I would like to share it with you. Hope you enjoy!
**The scene begins with the giving of the Ten Commandments and the fire on the mountain.**
(Fire is seen)
People: Look at the fire on the mountain! This is God’s work! Someone should go up there and check it out!
(Everyone looks around at each other asking, “Will you go?” “Oh no, not me, I might die!” “Maybe Moses will go.” Collective agreement is heard.)
People: Let’s see if we can get Moses to go!
(People sheepishly and hesitantly shuffle up to Moses)
People: Um, Moses, uh. . . We’re not sure if you saw, but, um. . . there’s fire on the mountain.
People: So, uh. . . We uh, we think someone should check it out.
Moses: You do.
People: Yea. (People look at each other, still sheepishly, and nod their heads as they speak.)
Moses: So, why don’t we all go see about it? (Makes motion to get up and head towards the mountain.)
People: (backing away in fear) Well, uh, we were thinking, um. . . Well, the fire will surely kill us, so we were wondering. . .
Moses: Wondering what?
People: Well, we were wondering if you could go. You know, find out what God says, and relay it to us. (Crowd nods at each other again in agreement.)
Moses: Really? So, you’re not worried about ME burning up, but surely you will?
People: Well, you’re our leader and God has spoken to you before. Maybe He’ll keep you safe since He seems to like you.
Moses: What God has to say is for ALL of you, so He would surely not harm you. But, since all of you are too chicken. . . I will go alone to see what He says.
(Collective sigh of relief is heard from the people. Moses laughs to himself, rolls his eyes, and shakes his head as he goes out.)
Later, on the mountain:
Moses: . . . .Yep. Just a bunch of scaredy cats. Do you want me to bring them up here so you can give them the information directly?
God: Oh no, just forget it. Oh, my people! (sighs) Tell them to just go ahead and snuggle up in their tents. Wouldn’t want to inconvenience anyone.
Moses: Okay, I’ll tell them.
(Moses goes down the mountain and returns later.)
Moses: Okay, message relayed. They said that they are grateful and will obey whatever you ask.
God: Oh! If only they would have that attitude forever! (sigh) But I know better; I know what will happen.
Moses: I hear you there! I’ve already seen how these people can be, and you know what the future holds, nothing escapes your sight and knowledge.
God: Well, back to the grind. Even if they don’t always listen, give them strict instructions to follow and obey; then things will go great for them.
Moses: What if they don’t?
God: Well, let’s just focus on the instructions for now. . .
(Scene ends, curtain down.)
So, there you have it. That’s what I pictured in my head. I may have read this before, or even read it many times before, but I never really pictured it like this until my reading the other day. I couldn’t resist getting it down and sharing it. I hope you enjoyed reading this, and I will leave you with my goals for this current week.
Scripture: Read Deuteronomy 7
Prayer: Continue praying first thing- really work on keeping this on Saturday and Sunday- write a reminder if necessary!
Crossfit: Hips to rings and hips to bar practice at least twice each this week. Practice toes to bar and butterfly pullups at least once this week.
RP: NO MORE CHEATS!