Moses and the Promised Land

(From Deuteronomy 32:49-52)

Moses was not allowed to enter Canaan because he broke faith with You and didn’t treat You as holy in the midst of Israel.  You did let him see the Promised Land from a distance though.

 We humans always tell our children when we discipline them that it hurts us more than it hurts them.  So I wonder, did it break Your heart to deny Your child and Your friend what he’d been working towards for 40 years?  Did it break Your heart to deny him his heart’s desire?  Does it break Your heart to see us not getting our heart’s desires? 

You let Moses see the Promised Land from a distance.  You let us see our heart’s desires from a distance.  You took Moses and buried him Yourself.  You come alongside us when our hearts are broken and offer Your healing love.

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