Our Defender

“Mummy is a bit funny-looking isn’t she?” My hubby teasingly asks our children.

“No! She’s beautiful,” they cry in unison.

“But she’s a bit weird, don’t you think?” He grins mischievously.


I just sit there and shake with silent laughter. It is a wonderful feeling to have people who stick up for you, even if it is all in fun!

I was reading Numbers 12 this morning and was amazed at how God did the same for Moses. So, here’s the story…in my words, of course.

Aaron and Miriam are having a whinge about Moses. “How come he gets to be the one in charge? I mean his wife is a Cushite and everything! Doesn’t God speak through us as well?”

Now, God overhears their complaining–you know He’s always there in the pillar of cloud. So He says “Right! You three! Into the tent! Now!”

Moses, Aaron and Miriam do as they’re told and go to the tabernacle, where God separates Moses’ brother and sister from him and stands before them in that awesome cloud. He says, “Usually when there is a prophet, I speak through visions and dreams. But Moses, he is faithful in all my house, and with him I speak face to face. No riddles. No interpretation needed. He sees me. And knowing this, what I would like to know is, how you would dare speak against him?”

He is so angry, that when the cloud moves away, Miriam is covered with leprosy. She is healed of course, when Moses, in his humility, pleads with God on her behalf. And yet, she still has to remain outside the camp for a week.

What an experience that must have been. To have the  God of the universe stick up for you like that. It is mind blowing. And yet, that is what God does for each of us. His love for us is so great that He sent His Son to die for our sins.

That being the case, doesn’t it make you pity anyone who would dare speak against you?

Published in: on 16th March, 2010 at 11:53 pm  Comments (6)  

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  1. what an awesome way of understanding that story, I like this way of thinking.

  2. What an encouraging post! Are you reading through the Bible in a year? Because I am and I’m going through Numbers too right now. Also read the first part of Psalm 35 today which is all about God pleading our case and stepping in against our enemies.
    We are very in sync this week!
    Blessings to you
    Dorothy 🙂

    • Thanks Dorothy. Not exactly reading the Bible through in a year – did that last year. Doing more journalling on smaller amounts of Scripture. But yes, I love the knowledge that God has my back! XXOO

  3. Great thoughts Amanda – its so true. He is on our side.

  4. What fantastic insight! If God has chosen me, how can I ever feel unwanted or unimportant? If God has chosen me, does he see me as just as much a hero as he does Moses? If my God is for me, who can be against me? I want to live up to that choice.

    • I know! It’s a great realisation hey? Thanks for your comments Katelyn.

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