Missouri's unofficial motto is "The Show-Me State" (although it is on license plates - doesn't that somehow make it official?). No one is sure about the origin of the phrase, sometimes attributed to U.S. Congressman Willard Duncan Vandiver, and sometimes to miners in Colorado who were making fun of fellow miners from Joplin (as in "those guys don't know how to do anything until you show them"). The phrase, according to the Missouri Secretary of State website, now reveals "the stalwart, conservative, noncredulous character of Missourians."
Proof is important in life. It was for Moses. When God called him to lead the people of Israel out of Egypt, Moses wanted proof that God would do it (Exodus 4:1). So God proves it.
God has proven his power to us. The question for us is the same as it was for Moses - what will we do now?
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