March 21 – Blessed to Live a Full and Interesting Life

Mountaintop views are stunning!  While Russell was at meetings for Asia Harvest, the board members’ wives hiked each afternoon around the New Zealand countryside.  Our time in this part of God’s creation was rejuvenating.  Beauty as far as the eye could see. One day we climbed the highest local hill, and I thought about Moses.  Mountain climbing is not for the faint of heart, yet the view from the top is spectacular and oh so worth each step.

After blessing each tribe individually, God’s righteous servant Moses shared one more verse of written words before he climbed alone up the mountain God told him to climb.  He marveled at the vast land before him that the Lord promised His people, then he died after living 120 years.  Final words are often words remembered and Moses did not want Israel to forget that they are a blessed people. 

“How blessed you are, O Israel! Who else is like you, a people saved by the Lord? He is your protecting shield and your triumphant sword! Your enemies will cringe before you, and you will stomp on their backs!”  Pretty strong and zesty final words from one of the greatest leaders the world has ever known.  Moses led an incredibly diverse and exciting life.  He may have begun the rescue mission with a speech impediment but Moses ended his life speaking strongly for the Lord he loved.  He was a blessed man.

Deuteronomy 33:29 NLT