You remember the story of the Israelites’ struggle with Pharaoh in Egypt, and Moses being the one, with the help of his brother Aaron, to go and bring the word of God that it was time for the people to be released. Pharaoh was less than cooperative, so God sent a number of plagues to try and change his mind. One of those plagues had to do with frogs.
Now, we are not talking about Kermit. Or a small family of cute little critters. We are talking about the place being overrun with frogs. In Exodus 8: 8, we read that Pharaoh called for Moses and Aaron, and told them that he would let the people go, if they could get rid of the frogs. So Moses asked him when, and he replied “tomorrow.”
Tomorrow? Why not right this red hot second? Can you imagine delaying getting rid of all those nasty frogs?
We don’t know what was going through Pharaoh’s mind, but I wonder if it was, “yes, this is a mess, but if I could just get a few more bricks made before the slaves are released…”
Do you have any frogs in your life? (If you have an affinity for frogs, feel free to use locusts or anything else that works, with the point being something you don’t want to hang out with.) Yes, I know I need to forgive that but….Yes, I know I would feel much better if I lost the weight, or quit smoking, or took control of my spiritual life, or started, or stopped…..
We can wait until tomorrow, but what I have found is that tomorrow turns into next month and then next year, and I’m still hanging out with those frogs.
Click on the link below to hear my talk from Sunday, entitled, “Tomorrow…..”