The Splat of the Omer

In the days following the Pesach/Passover deliverance, at times we find ourselves in a place of disbelief, rooted in exhaustion. From this often emerges a temporary, but potent period of bitterness, resentment, doubt, even fear (Ex. 15:24). Where we have come from, the place of bondage, suddenly becomes very attractive … perhaps we should turn back. The memory of servitude is more pleasant than the experience of it. While our bodies were broken by the labor, our bellies were filled (Ex. 16:3; Numb. 11:4-6).

The season of the omer (Lev. 23:16), from Pesach/Passover to Shavuot/Pentecost, is a period of reformation of the heart, soul and mind, which is as important as the deliverance of the body.

Bear in mind that during this season some things that seem long past may come to mind. This is the Lord’s hand working that “stuff” out of you, as He is kneading the dough of the new bread to be presented on Shavuot/Pentecost. It’s a season where we can find ourselves back on the Potters wheel just when we thought we were done with the shaping, then: SPLAT! The splat and the working of His hands bring forward the wounds of grace that forever change how you walk out your salvation in fear, trembling and His victory (Gen. 32:25-33; Jer. 18:3-4).

It is a season of deep intimacy. Be not afraid, He makes all things new.

Be well. Shalom.

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