06 Mar Fourth Week of Lent – 2016
Even while Moses, on the mountain, was receiving the commandments by which God’s people were to live, the Israelites had grown restless and created an idol for themselves, the golden calf, a glittering thing that they could see and admire – and adore. As a result, it seemed God was about to disown them, saying to Moses, “Your people, whom you brought out of Egypt….” But Moses is having none of it. “Your people, whom You brought out of Egypt….” he insisted. And God relented, took back his wayward people, and entered into a covenant with them, creating a strong bond between them.