Have you ever tried to do something that was impossible (or seemed impossible)? How did you decide to begin? What was the outcome?
God called Moses to what seemed an impossible task. God told Moses to return to Egypt and ask Pharaoh to let the people go into the wilderness for a feast. Well, of course, Pharaoh did just that, right?!? Wrong…
Pharaoh didn’t believe in the Lord and wasn’t about to let his “workers” leave their jobs. So, instead of letting them go, he made their tasks even harder. Which, in turn, caused the Israelites to turn to Moses and Aaron and say, “The Lord look on you and judge, because you have made us stink in the sight of Pharaoh and his servants…” (Exodus 5:21)
The task before Moses and Aaron just became “impossible” as they were now going to have to “fight” this battle on two fronts. Before Pharaoh and God’s people. At that moment, the task seemed impossible.
We are often challenged to do what seems impossible. Our willingness to join the task is extremely important. Our heart and mind must be ready.
Moses and Aaron were just beginning to travel a road that would be many years in the making, and in their first “test” they quickly accused the Lord, saying “you have not delivered your people at all.” (Ex 5:23)
Is God calling me to an impossible task? Am I willing to do what seems impossible? How have I been prepared to the task? What will my reaction be when I don’t first succeed?
At the close of chapter 5, one might say that Moses and Aaron aren’t doing too well. Their challenges and the impossible tasks are just beginning.