My dear Brothers and sisters in Christ, I greet and bless everyone in the name of Jesus Christ our Lord. The blessed word that God has given you for today is from the book of Exodus 15 : 23, 25 “Now when they came to Marah, they could not drink the waters of Marah, for they were bitter. Therefore the name of it was called Marah. And the people complained against Moses, saying, “What shall we drink?” So he cried out to the Lord, and the Lord showed him a tree. When he cast it into the waters, the waters were made sweet.’’
The Waters of Marah were bitter. The people of Israel could not drink the water. They had been without water for three days. Since the waters were bitter it was called Marah. Moses led the people of Israel from the Red Sea and they went into the wilderness of Shur. To survive in the desert is not an easy or comfortable journey especially when there is limited or no supply of water. It’s a deadly place to be in when one has to live away from the land. Therefore we see that God led His people from the waters of Marah to waters of Refreshing. God has already planned His provision for your trials. This experience will encourage if you are going through a season of dryness or a bitter experience. From bitterness God leads His people to the wells of Elim. When they came to Elim, there were twelve wells of water and seventy palm trees. So they camped there by the waters. Both cattle and people drank water to the full.
Dear Brothers and Sisters, Moses had a painful experience while leading the people of Israel through the wilderness. Before they could reach Canaan, the promised land flowing with milk and honey. At Marah people could not drink the water as they were bitter. Hence they murmured against Moses. So he cried out to God, for help. And the Lord showed him a tree. Moses threw it into the water and the water immediately turned sweet. Whenever the people of Israel cried out to the Lord, God would appear before them and relieve them in their distress. Moses knew the power of God and trusted in His faithfulness.
Dear children of God you too must have experienced such bitterness in your life. And must have been saddened at heart. You might have selected a good college for your children but they would have gone through a miserable time in the college. May be you would have secured a good job for your son with much recommendation, but it turned out to be a great disappointment. It may be that you would have selected a good proposal for your daughter, but for various reason, the marriage of your daughter turned out to be a bitterful experience. Therefore you are very dejected in life. Please look up to God He will come down and solve all your problems and relieve you of your distress. For Gods hand is not shortened that it cannot save, Nor his ear heavy that He cannot hear.
God bless you.
Our loving heavenly Father, we thank You for this blessed day. Thank You Lord for changing bitter water into sweet water for the children of Israel. You are mindful of Your children. We praise you God for Your faithfulness and power. Bless your children who have been dejected in their life. May their future be brightened. Help them Lord to seek You as the Lord of their life. Jesus name we pray.