I am not able to carry all this people alone, for they are too heavy for me. If this is the way you are going to treat me, put me to death at once—if I have found favour in your sight—and do not let me see my misery.’ Numbers 11:14-15
How many times do we feel that the load we carry is too heavy? Sometimes we can even feel, like Moses in this story, that we’d be better off dead. While we don’t expect God to reach down and pick out seventy or so people to give us a hand, the mythos of this excerpt still has something to say to us.
The immanence of Theos, that Presence that we sometimes call the Holy Spirit or the “still, small voice” can give us renewed strength at the darkest and most challenging of times. We just have to be open to recognizing its inseverable place in our lives.