Within the larger narrative, God's people complain against Moses (and Aaron and Miriam) a lot. Moses was doing everything himself (which we see tomorrow). Overly busy and overly conscious of complaints toward him, Moses sends his wife and children to his father-in-law Jethro.
There is a testament to what it means to be on mission and what it means to be family. Moses did not think the two could coexist while he was leading these complaining people of God.
Nothing can be further from the truth. Moses being reunited with his wife, Zipporah means something for the overall health of the community.
Since when did we start separating ourselves for ministry? God intends for us to live as a whole community not a separated one. Something that Becky and I have been discovering for ourselves is how we can not only participate in the mission God has placed on our lives as a family but that we discover what it means to be a family on mission. Today's reading helps remind us that our families are a big part of participating in the life of the