Saturdays: The Sabbath Torah Portions
Numbers 33

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The history of all the people that came to the United States through Ellis Island is available in massive data banks—where each person came from, on what boat, and to what city each migrated.

Interest in connecting to one’s roots is at the heart of this chapter summarizing the history and geography of the Exodus. At this half-way point in the forty-year wandering, God wants those born after the Exodus to know the stepping-stones that enabled them to come to where they are now. A map of the Exodus will help you see the journey, just as a “dot-to-dot” child’s game helps to bring the latent picture into awareness.

Your life will seem as aimless as wandering dots, unless you take time to note the stepping-stones along your path. Each is a point of grace that has taken you to where you are right now. Connect the dots in your life so that the whole picture of what God is doing with you can emerge.

The Reading for Today
Text     Audio

Bible Breaths
What are these?
The steppingstones of my life v. 1
Clearing inner space for You v. 52
You with me, along my path
Trusting in what lies ahead

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Saturdays are dedicated to the Sabbath Torah portions
read in synagogues throughout the world.
This plan follows those traditions that take a third of the portion
over a three year cycle, this year, the third part.
For more about the Torah portions and thoughtful commentaries, visit
The Jewish Theological Seminary.

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