Shout Out to Melinda!

I read somewhere that Hur was Miriam’s husband. I checked a few places and couldn’t find the source. But it reminded me that you can not only depend on your family, you can rely on your in-laws.

When I went to the ER before my emergency gallbladder surgery, it was my sister-in-law who took me. (My husband went to a meeting and shut off his phone!) When she was in the ER a few months ago, I went and sat with her.

Moses never would have reached the promised land if his father-in-law had not advised him to spread the responsibilities out. He was spending all day listening to disputes.

We also want to be a dependable in-law. When a load gets heavy, go along and lend support. God watches for helpers. Hur was not only an in-law, he was a helper.

Exodus 17:12, “But Moses’ hands became heavy. So they took a stone, and put it under him, and he sat on it. And Aaron and Hur supported his hands, one on one side, and the other on the other side. And his hands were steady until the going down of the sun.” Modern English Version

When God was ready to build the tabernacle, one of the men he chose was Hur.

“…Hur who was a son of Caleb and the grandfather of Bezalel (see 1 Chronicles 2:19-20), one of the builders of the tabernacle (see 31:2-5).” New International Version Study Bible Notes.

Today, we said goodbye to  Everett. When my father-in-law passed away, Everett said he would adopt us. He sat in the third row and was always kind and caring.

David couldn’t get off of work for the funeral. Who do you think I called? That’s right – my sister-in-law! Shout out to Melinda! She’s my helper!

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