No. The title does not have a typo.
Hur is an incredible person that my pastor introduced me to this week and I want to introduce you to him.
In Exodus, Joshua was sent to fight the Amalekites. Moses told Joshua that during the battle he would stand at the top of the hill with the rod of God in his hand. Aaron and Hur went with Moses to the hill.
“And so it was, when Moses help up his hand, that Israel prevailed; and when he let down his hand, Amalek prevailed. But Moses’ hands became very heavy; so they [Aaron and Hur] 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.” Exodus 17:11-12
Hur is only mentioned a few times in the Bible, but he was a valuable asset to Moses in this story. Moses may have been the big guy standing out front, but without Hur (and Aaron) Moses would have never been able to keep his hands up in order to support Joshua. Hur wasn’t called to lead a people or called to fight a battle, but he did what he could with what he had.
He may have only been holding up Moses’ arm during that battle, but think about what would have happened had Hur not been there. Moses would have probably dropped his arms and the ending of this battle would have been different. It didn’t matter to him that the job seemed small — he did it because it needed to be done. He knew he was investing his time for the Kingdom. Later on in Exodus 31 we learn that God chose Hur’s grandson when He got ready to build the tabernacle. Coincidence? I think not.
- A dedicated, committed servant to God
- Often invisible in his service
- Available when needed. He didn’t have to be asked to serve.
- Using the skills he had to do what needed to be done.
- Investing in the future — his children and grandchildren
We need Hur. The faithful members of The CALL in White County are holding our arms up to help the foster children and families in our county, but our arms are getting tired. We need that second tier of volunteers with a heart like Hur to help hold our arms up.
What areas do we need Hur?
We train new foster families four times a year (16 days total). We host Parents Night Out four times a year. Foster Parent Support group is help monthly, along with the Single Foster Parent Support group. That’s 44 days out of the year that we need 5-10 individuals that can pass a background check, to volunteer their time for 2-6 hours. If we can get enough people to say, “I will,” we can rotate volunteers and avoid exhausting them.
Every time we’re providing childcare, we’re feeding people. We feed about 20 people 16 times a year for training. We feed the kids during Parents Night Out and the families during the support group meetings. Then there’s the special events like the upcoming Sweets for your Sweetheart Benefit Banquet and other events that are for the families. If we had 16 Sunday School Classes or churches say, “We will,” we’d be able to use the money we’re using for food for the foster families in a different way.
Throughout the year we receive tons of clothing and other donations from generous people like you. We are so blessed to have these donors and we want to get everything we can to our foster children. Our boutique is an area where we’re in dire need of someone to help hold our hands up. We need someone that can run the boutique. Someone that can organize, oversee other volunteers, and open the boutique to families periodically. We have a few dedicated women that are helping, but we need more help.
One of the greatest ways we help our foster children and families is by having items on hand when a need comes up. Some of these children come into care with nothing and the family has to acquire everything in a short amount of time which can be expensive for the families. We also need people that can come along beside us and support The CALL financially. A gift of $10 a month helps with a lot more than people may realize.
We need Moses. We need Aaron. But right now we especially need Hur.
Are you him or her?