‘For this commandment which I command you today is not too mysterious for you, nor is it far off. It is not in heaven, that you should say ‘Who will ascend into heaven for us and bring it to us, that we may hear it and do it?’ Nor is it beyond the sea, that you should say ‘Who will go over the sea for us and bring it to us, that we may hear it and do it?’
But the word is very near you, in your mouth and in your heart, that you may do it.’ (Deuteronomy 30,11-14)
Sometimes we make things out to be a lot harder than in fact they are. Moses assures the Israelites that God’s presence is the most natural thing in the world, a part of our existence.
We don’t have to search high and low for God; he is already here with us. His will for our lives is not remote and inaccessible, but well within our reach and our understanding, And having heard and understood, we must, as Moses says, ‘do it’.
Revd Rosemary Kobus van Wengen