Pharaoh called in Moses and Aaron and said, “Pray to God to rid us of these frogs. I’ll release the people so that they can make their sacrifices and worship God.”
Moses said to Pharaoh, “Certainly. Set the time. When do you want the frogs out of here, away from your servants and people and out of your houses? You’ll be rid of frogs except for those in the Nile.”
“Make it tomorrow.” Pharaoh said.Exodus 8:8-10
Near the beginning of one of the most epic stories in the Bible, (The Ten Plagues of Egypt: Ex. 8-11) this curious event happens. Moses asks the ruler of Egypt to let the Hebrew people go, but Pharaoh refuses. So God turns all the water in Egypt into blood. Next, He sends swarms of frogs. But when the most powerful man in the known world gets to set the time to take the frogs away he says, “Make it tomorrow.”
Why on earth didn’t he say, “Immediately, if not sooner!?”
Perhaps it’s simply human nature to hold on to something we know we should let go. Just a little. bit. longer.
An unhealthy habit. A toxic relationship. Fill in the _________________.
I’ll end it tomorrow.
But tomorrow becomes the next day and then the next. And the frogs just keep piling up.
When God opens a door, start moving in that direction. Don’t wait until tomorrow.
This post originally published on Sept 3, 2018, when I had far fewer “frogger”-lers.🐸