Wednesday, January 4, 2012

He's Got My Back

As I was musing about today's reading from Numbers 32:20-24 a scene from the movie The Bear came to mind.  The clip I found is a little longer than I would have liked, but I love the scene where the mountain lion is face to face with the cub and suddenly turns tail and runs away.  At first all you see is the cub standing it's ground and roaring for all it is worth- but as the camera pans out, standing behind the cub is this huge bear also roaring and looking much more intimidating.

I thought it was a great picture of the verses for today.  Moses tells the sons of Reuben and Gad that they must arm themselves and cross over the Jordan, not just before the rest of Israel, but also before the LORD and then adds, "until He (the LORD) has driven His enemies out from before Him, and the land is subdued before the LORD."  Sometimes when I am "going into battle" I forget who is really the One who achieves the victory.  I forget that when I am facing "my enemies' it is not me they are running from, but the One who stands behind me.  Bearing that in mind, what do I really have to fear as I enter into 2012?

Grace, Peace, and Mercy,


Jenny said...

Love your point, but now I know why I didn't see the movie. Maybe the kids and I will have to watch it when I feel like crying and having all the kids crying and yelling at the t.v. We're a sensitive bunch. :)

Deb said...

Thanks Jenny- and I understand the sympathy thing- I get teased about it all the time with my guys. First movie Ken ever took me to was Bambi and wouldn't you know he still asked me to marry him knowing I cried when Bambi's mom died.