Scripture: Exodus: 17: 1-7
He called the place Massah and Meribah, because the Israelites quarreled and tested the Lord, saying, “Is the Lord among us or not?” (Exodus 17:7)
The people of Israel had an over-arching tendency to forget their blessings when they were confronted with hardship. “Why did you bring us out of Egypt, to kill us and our children and livestock with thirst?” They questioned Moses’ leadership over and over again, as well as God’s presence on an almost daily basis. In what ways do we question God’s presence in our midst? What is the role of a leader in engaging God’s presence?