You have probably heard the phrase before, “less is more”.
Recently, I heard a presentation from one of the pioneer winemakers in Israel. During his talk, he explained how they were able to make an exceptional bottle of wine, still regarded today to be one of the best wines in the country. Rather than talking about the grapes, he talked about the roots. As he shared about what is going on underneath the surface, I couldn’t help but make some parallels to my own life.
David is considered Israel's greatest king and Elijah, Israel's greatest prophet. Yet, both men found themselves in caves, running for their lives and fighting off incredible discouragement, depression and disillusionment in their own journey of faith. The good news is, neither of the men stayed in the cave.
The celebration of Israel's deliverance from Egypt was contingent on one man's response and obedience to the call and purpose of God. At the burning bush, Moses had an encounter with the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob – and that's when everything changed.