Deuteronomy 1:29-31 (JDV)
Deuteronomy 1:29 “Then I said to you: Don’t be terrified and don’t be afraid of them!
Deuteronomy 1:30 Yahveh your God who goes ahead of you will fight for you, just as you saw him do for you in Egypt.
Deuteronomy 1:31 And you saw in the open country how Yahveh your God carried you as a man carries his son all along the way you traveled until you reached this place.
as a man carries his son
As a parent, you have to be gentle with your kids because they are so fragile, and so easily discouraged. This is the image Moses used to describe God’s loving gentle touch in dealing with the Israelites.
If we are honest with ourselves, we have to admit that he acts the same way toward us. The consequences for our disobedience and stubbornness could be much worse.
Thank you Lord for your gentle lift.