Exodus 34 vs 1-17
When reading the Old Testament lesson from Exodus, one phrase leapt out at me. I think that it’s because I’ve always been terribly clumsy that I noticed God saying to Moses, ‘get me two more stone tablets, and I’ll write on them the words which were on the first tablets… which you broke.’ The Bible is not very clear as to why Moses broke the first tablets of stone. There may have been a deep reason, or, who knows, it may have been sheer clumsiness. Whatever the reason, I’m sure that when Moses heard the divine voice addressing him, the phrase, “which you broke”, would have echoed round his soul. And he would no doubt have been delighted that God was giving him a second chance and replaced that which had been broken.
We are still in the Easter season, which is a season of newness. We celebrate the new life and new hope of the Resurrection which came out of the brokenness of the Cross.
Let us mourn that which is broken in our lives, and in our world, whilst remembering that we worship a God who makes all things new.