Hebrews 11 Devotional #6: Like Vapor on Breath

December 31, 2018

 

Scripture:

By faith Moses was hidden by his parents for three months after his birth, because they saw that the child was beautiful; and they were not afraid of the king’s edict. By faith Moses, when he was grown up, refused to be called a son of Pharaoh’s daughter, choosing rather to share ill-treatment with the people of God than to enjoy the fleeting pleasures of sin. He considered abuse suffered for the Christ to be greater wealth than the treasures of Egypt, for he was looking ahead to the reward. By faith he left Egypt, unafraid of the king’s anger; for he persevered as though he saw him who is invisible. By faith he kept the Passover and the sprinkling of blood, so that the destroyer of the firstborn would not touch the firstborn of Israel. – Hebrews 11:23-28 (NRSV)

 

Prayer:

God of the commonplace,

May we be moved by the splendor of daily things:

     The beauty of children,

          Loyalty, family, and love

May the brilliance of the hidden distract us entirely

     From magnificent pursuits

          Like luxury, fame, and wealth

May fear vanish as vapor on breath

     In light of your vision

          Future drawing us forth

Even terror of loss or dread obscurity

     May it flee as we set out

          Refusing to sell out

               On holy journeys to the ordinary.

          -Amen

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