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by Dr. Jeff Lee


    “We apologize for the delay,” the captain’s voice boomed as our plane sat, waiting on the runway for a very, very delayed take-off. Does the person in the control tower realize how many appointments are disrupted, not to mention the precious jet fuel wasted?

    Should God also apologize for putting us on idle and making us wait? For Moses, it was the most robust, productive time of his life; God made him wait, accomplishing nothing significant in the wilderness before God called on him.

    (Moses) fled to Midian, where he settled as a foreigner and had two sons. “After forty years had passed, an angel appeared to Moses in the flames of a burning bush in the desert near Mount Sinai. When he saw this, he was amazed at the sight. As he went over to look more closely, he heard the Lord’s voice.” (Acts 7:29-31 NIV)

Should God also apologize?
    Why was God silent to Moses for so long? Did God forget Moses? It took the second third of Moses’s lifespan to undo the flaws of his first third and to prepare for his last third. Moses needed to unlearn his bad habits and manage his anger. An arrogant, self-reliant prince was transformed into a humble shepherd ready for His use.

    Is God giving me the same silent treatment? Should He apologize for the maturing and growing process I desperately need?

      Used by permission of Idevote. Visit the Idevote web site for more devotionals. Title: ""
      Author: Dr. Jeff Lee
      Publication Date: March 21, 2002


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