Saturday, November 7, 2009

Moses' Worries

Exodus 3:11-12
But Moses said to God, “Who am I that I should go to Pharaoh, and that I should bring the children of Israel out of Egypt?”
So He said, “I will certainly be with you. And this shall be a sign to you that I have sent you: When you have brought the people out of Egypt, you shall serve God on this mountain.”

“Lord, thank You for this story about Moses. When we wonder why you have sent us somewhere, and doubt that we aren’t big or strong enough, may we remember that You are with us always. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.”

Moses was a little worried. He asked God many times why the Pharaoh should listen to him. So many times that on Touched by an Angel (yes, again!) Monica named a stubborn caterpillar ‘Moses’, because no matter how many times she told him to leave her alone and that the tree wasn‘t real and he couldn‘t eat it, he wouldn’t stop.

The caterpillar was going to grow into a butterfly, but the caterpillar didn't know it. He's a caterpillar. Just because God made him doesn't mean he's intelligent. But whether or not he knows it, he'll be a butterfly, because God said so.

Moses’ issue was that he wasn’t strong enough, big enough, or important enough to be able to talk Pharaoh into letting his people go. God apparently didn’t really care, kind of like with David‘s size. So He said to Moses, ‘I’ll be with you. When you’re serving Me on the mountain, for everyone to see, and your work is done and your people are free, then you’ll see that I sent you.

God is with us when we are serving Him. Sometimes we won’t see why He chose us, but when we look back at this, (when we’re old and gray, about the same time when we miss high school) we’ll see why He chose us and we’ll see that He sent us to serve Him.

Next week we’ll look at another time when Moses was a little worried.

May these words be pleasing to Him who matters and a blessing to you who read them.
In His Service,

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