That You May Know Me  [Exodus 10]

 1Then the LORD said to Moses, "Go to Pharaoh, for I have hardened his heart and the heart of his servants, that I may perform these signs of Mine among them, 2and that you may tell in the hearing of your son, and of your grandson, how I made a mockery of the Egyptians and how I performed My signs among them, that you may know that I am the LORD."

 3Moses and Aaron went to Pharaoh and said to him, "Thus says the LORD, the God of the Hebrews, 'How long will you refuse to humble yourself before Me? Let My people go, that they may serve Me.


God had a plan and He was executing it just the way He wanted.  In this passage God gives a little more insight as to why He was going to such great lengths to free His people.  He wanted to show the signs of His power so that His people would know that " I am the LORD." What wondrous stories they were going to be able to tell their sons and their grandsons.


This made me think of how each of my older grandchildren ask me often to tell them stories.  With the two older grandsons we have had lots of time together on the sailboat.  When there was nothing for them to do and they were a little bored they would ask for a story. 
And now my oldest granddaughter asks the same thing as I take her to school in the mornings or when we are on a road trip. It is such a privilege to have these opportunities.  But I have been thinking this morning about how I often miss the blessing of telling them about what God has done in my life.  Frankly, I often forget the details of His work.  I am thankful for this reminder from God to tell these things "in the hearing of your son, and of your grandson."


We praise You, God Almighty, for wanting us to know You in all Your power and majesty. And thank You for giving us the privilege of sharing Your great deeds with our offspring.  We love You, Jesus, for Your sacrifice that makes this possible.
Verna McCrillis, 4/29/2010