On Monday Oct 11, 10:30 AM to 5 PM (Columbus Day), we intend to meet together to pray in person. This is not an emergency board meeting. It is an earnest effort to be supportive to our leaders while standing on Biblical principles, as Aaron and Hur did for Moses in Exodus 17. “But Moses’ hands were heavy. Then they took a stone and put it under him, and he sat on it; and Aaron and Hur supported his hands, one on one side and one on the other. Thus his hands were steady until the sun set.”
You all know the situation. We must pray until the going down of the sun–to faithfully see His people through a hard-pressed battle.
The prayer meeting will be at Berakah Farm, 2351 Luster’s Gate Road, Blacksburg VA 24060.
Spouses and children welcome. Meals and childcare will be provided. Free housing available at Berakah Farm for anyone who wishes to stay the night before or the night after–please let us know ahead of time. Also let us know if you are bringing kids.
If there is anyone who feel should be on it, please tell me. At this point, the list has intentionally been left fairly short. Please RSVP to this address promptly.
Grace and peace,
PS: I found the following commentary on Ex 17 encouraging. We seek to do the same:
But Moses’s hands were heavy,…. And hung down through weariness, holding up the rod first in one hand, and then in another, for so long a time; and thus sometimes, through infirmity, the best of men grow remiss in prayer, their hands are weak and hang flown through the corruptions of their hearts, the power of unbelief, the temptations of Satan, and want of immediate answers of prayer, or through long delays of it, and then the enemy gets an advantage over them:
and they took a stone, and put it under him, and he sat thereon; so that it seems not only that his hands were heavy, but he could not well stand on his feet any longer; and therefore Aaron and Hur took a stone that lay on the mount for him to sit upon, where he might be raised as high, and be as well seen, as standing: this stone may be an emblem of Christ the stone of Israel, the foundation of his people, their prop and support, which sustains and upholds them, their Ebenezer, or stone of help in all their times of difficulty and distress:
and Aaron and Hur stayed up his hands, the one on the one side, and the other on the other side; the one was on his right, and the other on his left; and when the rod was in his right hand, he that was on that side held up that; and when it was in his left hand, he that was on the left side supported that: these may be an emblem of Christ, and of the Spirit of Christ, from whom the saints have their supports and assistance in prayer: Aaron the priest may represent Christ, from whose blood, righteousness, and sacrifice, and from whose advocacy, mediation, and intercession, the people of God receive much encouragement and strength in their addresses at the throne of grace: and Hur, who has his name from a word which signifies freedom and liberty, may be an emblem of the Holy Spirit of God; who helps the saints in prayer under all their infirmities, and makes intercession for them, by filling their hearts and mouths with arguments, and is a free spirit to them; by whom they are upheld, and where he is there is liberty, and a soul can come forth in prayer to God, and in the exercise of grace with freedom:
and his hands were steady until the going down of the sun; when the victory was decided in favor of Israel; this may denote steadiness of faith in prayer, the constant performance of it, and continuance in it as long as a man lives.