The Lord Be With You Today!
But if they do not believe these two signs or listen to you,
take some water from the Nile and pour it on the dry ground.
The water you take from the river will become blood on the ground.”
(The Lord’s third sign to both Moses, the Israelites, and the Egyptians
was again to show all of them His power and His imperative
that His people follow Moses as the Lord used him to deliver them from Egypt.
This sign was also a blunt message directed against the gods of Egypt.
The Nile River was the life blood of Egypt,
making the dry, desert land fertile and productive.
This sign showed everyone that even the mighty Nile River god
was powerless in the face of the God of Israel.
If the Lord had power over the Nile, He had power over Egypt,
and the Egypt that everyone knew would be destroyed unless they all obeyed.
When the life-giving water from the Nile turned into blood,
the word used for blood in Hebrew signifies bloodshed that causes death.
When we do not obey the Lord, our lives are turned into
a poisonous and destructive wasteland.
Blood, however, can also be a sign, not only of death, but also of life.
Today, in another picture of this outpouring,
our lives are overcome and transformed by the blood
that Jesus pours out over the dry wasteland of our lives.
He pours out our lives and causes them
to be washed in the life-blood of Christ,
changing and transforming us in the process of the pouring
into completely different and delivered beings.)
May the Lord richly bless you this day!
In Christ’s love,
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