I have been thinking a lot about Moses the past couple of weeks. God has been helping me to see some of Moses' life experiences in a brand new way. Moses' life was filled with "wilderness", loneliness and even rejection. Consider this: 40 years in the dessert followed by years of representing a grumbling, whining, people who finally follow him out of Egypt to wander in the dessert for another 40 years until they arrive at the Promised Land which Moses wasn't allowed to enter because of his disobedience.
And what about Jesus? Perfect in every way. Willing to die for our sins so that we could have eternal life. He had twelve disciples who lived with him 24/7 but when the rubber met the road where were they? Nowhere to be found.
I have learned a lot over the past year, but the one thing I have figured out I already knew from studying the Bible. If you are doing the right thing. You stand alone.
Whether you are Moses leading the people out of Egypt.
Whether you are Jesus hanging on a cross.
or whether you are just a mom trying to do what is right.
You have to make a decision. Count the cost. Be willing to stand alone.
For a more rudimentary analogy: When the lights come on, the roaches scatter. (Shiver.)