“I am concerned about you”
God always knows what he is doing. We rarely know what God is doing. It’s not too hard for our limited minds to get confused. Take for example the readings for today. To Moses, God says, “Go and assemble the elders of Israel…” To make things even more difficult, he then says, “Then you and the elders of Israel shall go to the king of Egypt,” Pharaoh. That’s a tall order.
Jesus, on the other hand, says to his disciples, “Come to me, all you who labor and are burdened, and I will give you rest.” Jesus is God. In the first reading he says “Go” and in the Gospel he says, “Come”. What does God want, for us to come or to go? We simple people don’t know whether we’re coming or going.
But God knows what he is doing. Whether we come or go depends on the circumstances we’re in and the will of God. What does not change, however, is the reason why he tells us to come or go. What is the reason? As we hear him tell Moses, “I am concerned about you and about the way you are being treated…”
God cares about you; and he knows what he is doing.