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Big Questions, Important Answers: What Is In Your Hand?

Big Questions, Important Answers: What Is In Your Hand?

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The next big question comes at a time of failure.  The story of Moses and the Burning Bush is familiar to most of us.  For our purposes, we are only going to consider a narrow part of the story, when God asks Moses - “What is in your hand?”   “Then Moses said, “What if they will not believe me or listen to what I say? For they may say, ‘The Lord has not appeared to you.’ ” The Lord said to him, “What is that in your hand?” And he said, “A staff.” Then He said, “Throw it on the ground.” So he threw it on the ground, and it became a serpent; and Moses fled from it. But the Lord said to Moses, “Stretch out your hand and grasp it by its tail”—so he stretched out his hand and caught it, and it became a staff in his hand—” (Exodus 4:1–4, NASB95)   In a way, the staff that Moses was holding wa