Have you ever had to drop what you’re doing because God gives you an assignment you didn’t plan on? I don’t really love interruptions. I feel a secret exasperation when something changes my plans.
That’s why those trumpets in Numbers 10 blow my mind.
After God delivered the Israelites from Egypt, He told them how to set up camp around the tabernacle in the desert. He commanded Moses to make 2 trumpets out of hammered silver. Moses used the trumpets to direct and summon the community. (You can read about this in Numbers 10:1-10.) One trumpet called leaders to assemble at the tent of meeting. Two trumpets meant everyone had to show up.