While reading through Numbers today I was struck by the following:
Here are the stages in the journey of the Israelites when they came out of Egypt by divisions under the leadership of Moses and Aaron. At the LORD’s command Moses recorded the stages in their journey. This is their journey by stages:
Numbers 33: 1-2
The Israelites have just reached the Jordan river for the second time and are getting prepped to finally go in and take the land that was promised to Abraham hundreds of years ago. They have wandered in the desert, somewhat aimlessly, for 40 years because of the doubts of the first generation. But now they are ready to trust God and move into the next big adventure He has for them.
I found it comforting to know that God kept track of every part of their journey, both the highs and the lows. I am glad that He doesn’t command me to write down every bit of my journey (hmmm, actually, I think He has, which is why I feel compelled to write today – interesting). Ok, so He doesn’t, in His explicit word, command us to write down where we have been, though for some of us, that is what He asks of us. But regardless, He keeps track of where we have been. He cares. He knows how everything fits together.
You are not alone or unimportant. The God of the entire universe knows where you have been and cares to help you move forward into the next big adventure in your life.
God loves YOU!