Wine, Wedges, and Wanderlust


October 13, 2017 0 Comments

God always fulfills his promises. 

“Then Moses went up from the lowlands of Moab to Mount Nebo…and the Lord showed him the whole land.” Deuteronomy 34:1

In Deuteronomy, we read that God told Moses to climb Mount Nebo in order to view the land of Israel before his death on that very same mountain. 

On Tuesday, I walked in the footsteps of Moses and pondered this story I have known since childhood.

How must Moses have felt? Forty years after God’s promise. Forty years of seeking. Forty years, and he finally saw what he had been searching for. His journey was one of both faith and doubt.

Moses fully surrendered to God on Mount Nebo.

How impatient do I become when I don’t achieve or receive what I seek? How often do I try to force an answer? Must it take me forty years to fully trust in Him?

A new friend gave me a Psalm to reflect upon, Psalm 143:8 – 

Let me hear of your unfailing love each morning,

For I am trusting you.

Show me where to walk,

for I give myself to you.

Standing on Mt. Nebo, overlooking the Dead Sea, Bethlehem, and Jerusalem, I breathed in God’s goodness. “God, let your voice be the loudest I hear.” With each breath, I let myself be comforted with the idea that God is good, and he always fulfills his promises.

My name is Michelle Scaperlanda McWay. After deciding in 2014 to embark on a “year without a plan” with my husband, I learned that our lives are the true adventure. This is a blog about my obsession with food, my fun with style, the beautiful and inspiring places Conor and I explore, the lessons I continually have to relearn, and my struggle with living “a year without a plan.”