The Words of my Mouth
10 But Moses said to the Lord, “O my Lord, I have never been eloquent, neither in the past nor even now that you have spoken to your servant; but I am slow of speech and slow of tongue.” Exodus 4. 10
I have been feeling a lot like Moses lately; my thoughts do not make it clearly out of my mouth. Echoing St. Paul, I could say that I say what I do not mean to say and I do not say what I mean to say! I wonder what causes that kind of disconnect.
As I watch the greening of Creation, I think about the damage that the bitter winter has caused to the plants and trees, and yet every year the new Creation blooms. Isn't it interesting that Nature abides by God's promise to provide, and we thinking humans do not always.
Even in the next line from Exodus, God' says, "I will be with your mouth and teach you what you are to speak." (and Moses persists with "O God please send someone else!) and God continues, "I will teach you what you shall do."
I must remember Jesus says, "But if God so clothes the grass of the field, which is alive today and tomorrow is thrown into the oven, will he not much more clothe you—you of little faith?" thus if God so blooms creation each year, so God will restore my speech after a fallow season.
and I will pray, "May the words of my mouth and the meditations of my heart be always acceptable in they sight, O Lord my Strength and my Redeemer."