Friday, July 26, 2013

1 Nephi 4:2

"Therefore let us go up; let us be strong like unto Moses; for he truly spake unto the waters of the Red Sea and they divided hither and thither, and our fathers came through, out of captivity, on dry ground, and the armies of Pharaoh did follow and were drowned in the waters of the Red Sea."
1 Nephi 4:2

I really admire Nephi's faith here.  He didn't know how things would work out, but he knew that if he trusted in God, and tried to do as he asked, that it *would* work out, somehow.  I think that same power and strength is available to us, but we often flinch away.  Moses didn't... he led the people out, and it looked like there was no escape from the pursuing Egyptians, but there *was* an escape.  Here, Nephi and his brothers were almost killed by Laban, and most of them were flinching.  They didn't see how it was possible to accomplish what God had asked.  And yet, when Nephi trusted, and tried anyway... kept at it even after the times that they had failed, God again made it possible.
So, today, let US be strong like unto Moses... and Nephi... and let's trust God, even when we can't see how things will work out.  Let's do as he asks, and know that he will provide a way for things to work out.

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