Looking at the state of the world these days, I can safely say that the world with all its inhabitants are in a great upheaval at the moment. The against-ness in the world that is often expressed in violence, rage, riots or complete disinterest is burning and tangible. We blame each other and attempt to take revenge on each other for some long-standing or not so-long-standing wound. There is blame and shame everywhere. We do not seem to be able to agree on anything anymore. We all feel a deep sense of dissatisfaction, a feeling of being cheated and at loss. We can neither find the source or the way out. We, s a race, are deeply frustrated.
This unbearable and seemingly unchangeable way of living made me think what the cause may be. In Exodus 5:21-23 “ 21 …, “May the Lord look on you and judge you! You have made us obnoxious to Pharaoh and his officials and have put a sword in their hand to kill us.” God Promises Deliverance 22 Moses returned to the Lord and said, “Why, Lord, why have you brought trouble on this people? Is this why you sent me? 23 Ever since I went to Pharaoh to speak in your name, he has brought trouble on this people, and you have not rescued your people at all.”
From Exodus 5, I gather that God stirs matter up in order to ‘make’ us look for a way out and move upwards spiritually. We, as humanity, must unfold in a way, that we eventually find a way to reconnect with our Source. However, at first, as matters starts getting stirred, we, humans, start blaming each other for our misfortunes because we are not awakened enough to see the meaning behind our great sense of discomfort.
Moses is stunned in Ex 5:22-23, questioning the meaning of the agitation, because it is still not clear where the road is leading us.