Sunday, April 10, 2016

Remember the Rod

"The LORD spake unto Moses, saying… It shall come to pass, that the man's rod, whom I shall choose, shall blossom… Bring Aaron's rod again before the testimony, to be kept for a token against the rebels" (Number 17:1-10).  "Vow, and pay unto the LORD your God… that ought to be feared" (Psalm 76:11).  "The memory of the Just is blessed" (Proverbs 10:7).  "The four and twenty elders fall down before Him that sat on the throne, and worship Him that liveth forever and ever" (Revelation 4:10). 

When Aaron's rod had brought forth fruit
(A portrait of Christ's resurrection),
The choice of God was absolute
To show the priest of His selection. 

The rebels, seeing Aaron's rod,  
Which blossomed forth (unlike their own),
Were in this way reproved by God
Who made His choice concretely known. 

These portraits still instruct us now,
As we recall our risen Savior,  
Our King to whom we rightly vow
To show our love with our behavior. 

Lord Jesus, we remember You
Like Aaron's rod in separation.
You did what no one else could do: 
You died and rose for our salvation! 

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