In the business of choices God offers us a beautiful gift: forgiveness that can heal, restore, and change life. We do not remember Moses because of his greatness but because of his willingness to trust God and his striving to do God's will.
Everything in life is not easy, beautiful, or positive. We prefer to blame fate when life is ugly, but more often than not events are the result of our choices and we can usually talk ourselves into thinking our choices are right.
“Why doesn't God do miracles today like when Moses was having a hard time? Wouldn't it be better for everybody if God just smashed all those evil commies and murderers?” Those words were asked by a questioning fifth grader
Can you identify with parents whose newborn son was marked for death by government policy? Can you imagine that son would not only survive but grow up in the palace of a king, commit murder, and end up in a nowhere wilderness exile?
Some modern commentators have questioned Paul's message before the Aeropagus as lacking or not strong enough. But it is Paul's knowledge of pagan beliefs, coupled with his thorough Jewish scholarship, that equipped him to present the gospel to some of the world's greatest thinkers.
Luke, the single Gentile gospel writer, knew the Apostle Paul and was an early convert to the Christian faith. The earliest churches were strongly influenced by their Jewish roots. Luke's narrative offers some details and connections that the other three gospels do not include.