Moses, having somewhat recently taken the life of an Egyptian, has fled from the comfortable life he knew as the ‘grandson’ of the then Pharaoh and traded it in for the life of a nomadic Midianite. The man who had likely tasted the best of what civilization at that time had to offer, was now shepherding in a barren land far from the comfort he had known.
What we know that he was certain of was that the race of people he truly identified with, was being oppressed and he was powerless to do anything about it.
Many of us who have committed our full time careers to making God’s truth known to the world, whether we be on the training side or the front line side, feel the same way. The race of human beings that are all a part of is being brutally oppressed by the curse of sin! And really what can any of us, in and of ourselves do about it?
But, God who revealed himself as Yahweh, I AM who I AM, communicated that He, the all-powerful, self existent One, would rescue Moses’ brothers and sisters, the Israelites and He would simply use Moses as a means of exerting that power.
And for us, now thousands of years later, in spite of all that technology and civilization give us the power to do, though we find ourselves helpless, that same I AM, communicates through His word, that He’s the One who will both give us the desire to obey Him and the energy to obey and be the means by which He can work. What remains to be done on our part or on the part of Moses, those many years ago when he found himself transfixed by a voice coming from a flaming bush? All that remains is for us to choose to trust Him to do what He says He will and then for us to walk in that trust.
Church Planter, Craig Schafer, part of a team of three families working to learn the tribal language of the people of in the Kora Valley in the Asia Pacific region, came and challenged our student and staff body this morning, to consider that the same I AM, the same Yahweh who called Moses to trust Him, is the one who is calling on us, the Church, to continue in faith! We’re to continue to let God, the all powerful one, work in us, amazing and foolish as it seems, to see the curse of sin, rendered powerless as more and more people come to trust the work of this very God!