At the Fourth of Exodus, God is preparing a reluctant Moses to lead the Israelites out of Egyptian bondage. In order to provide Moses with signs and wonders to convince the Pharaoh to release Israel, God told Moses to cast his walking stick upon the ground. When Moses did so, the rod became a serpent. God then told Moses to take the serpent by the tail. When he did so, the serpent became a rod again in his hand. As Moses is about to depart for Egypt, his walking stick is referred to as “the rod of God.” What had previously just been a stick for Moses’ convenience was now an instrument of Divine purpose. We also may find ourselves encumbered with the mundane until we make ourselves available to the service of God. Those who do so have been Divinely repurposed.
Written by David Hayes Prophater