Who in the world is Hur? That was my reaction when his name appeared, like an intruder, in Moses story in Exodus 17.
His name means ‘hole’, an unimpressive name from what appears to be an unimpressive lineage. He may have been Miriam’s husband. Maybe!
Prior to Exodus 17, his name is nonexistent. He appears out of nowhere to take center stage as one of the men who held up Moses’ hands.
Moses was in an incredible battle for his people and his own leadership. The Amalekites were determined to wipe out Israel and their leader. The act of holding up Moses hands was profound divine strategy. Upheld hands signified victory and victory came.
Watch in your leadership development story, for the entrance of God-appointed Hurs. They may be invisible from your leadership circles and not on your personal list of people-resources, but they will arrive at the right time to hold up your hands when you are depleted of emotional and spiritual energy or sinking in leadership challenges.
Hur leaders, are leaders, but in quiet unassuming ways. They will not push themselves forward. They stay invisible but are incredibly perceptive. They possess great inner strength and instinctly know what needs to be done. They will invest in you, as a gift, because they believe in you and your God-appointed leadership.
Strange, but Hur also means ‘noble’. Through one act ‘hole’ became ‘noble’. He invested from who he was into a national leader and a nation that needed him and appears as a hero in holy writ.
God directed Hurs are indispensable in our leadership development. Watch for them. Allow them in. They are God’s gift to you.