“After the victory, the Lord instructed Moses, ‘Write this down on a scroll as a permanent reminder, and read it aloud to Joshua…’” Exodus 17:14
God is at work in our lives and He continually answers our prayers. In fact, haven’t we often come to the realisation that God has answered a prayer that we never even consciously prayed? In our weakness and doubt, God still reaches out to us and provides for us again and again.
In Exodus 17 we see God’s people, the Israelites, aggressively attacked by warriors from a group called the Amalekites. Moses commanded Joshua to gather some soldiers for battle. All the next day, the armies fought each other in the valley while Moses, Aaron and Hur stood above them on a hilltop, watching and praying. With the staff of God held high, the Israelites gained victory over the Amalekites. It was an extraordinary outcome.
Then Moses was told to “write this down.” Keep note of your history—don’t forget. Remember the prayers that God has answered. Remember the good things that God has done for you! Take courage from what has happened in the past and move forward with greater confidence in God.
It’s a lesson from long ago that is just as true today.
On Wednesday, 18 May we will have a Prayer Evening at Beech House, Hermitage Lane, SL4 4AZ. Come for a cuppa at 7:30 pm and we will pray from 8-9:15. Steve Penny from SASRA (The Soldiers’ and Airmen’s Scripture Readers Association) will be coming to tell us more about his work with local service men and women. We will also be uniting in prayer as we seek God to guide us in our search for a full-time rector.
Please join us for the next Windsor Fellowship social on Saturday, 21 May. We will gather to enjoy a meal together at The George Inn on Eton High Street at 7:30 pm. Please RSVP to Alex Moore so that you can order your food in advance. Everyone is welcome!
Copies of The Servant Queen and the King She Serves will be available after the service on Sunday. Please do take copies to give to friends and neighbours. The book is a great conversation starter for those of us looking to engage with people on matters of faith.