Daily Lectionary Readings for Year A
The Word of God is for the people of God, all the people of God. The texts for today include the opening verses to Numbers 13. Spies are sent to Canaan to check out the land, the defenses, and the prospects for this journey through the wilderness to finally come to an end. The spies are sent to be the first to observe the Promised Land. They found the land to be flowing with milk and honey, and reported the strength of its defenses causing great doubt and complaint by the people. God would bring them into the promised land, but only after 40 more years and the passing of a generation.
I invite you to experience this story in a way that many experience the Word of God, through sign language. Here is the video. Open up your Bible to Numbers 13 and 14 and follow along. There is no sound.
Find a way to share with someone how it felt to experience the Word in this way today.