Have you ever been told to do something you didn’t want to do? I remember well telling our children to clean their rooms or do another task and having either a look or words to the effect of, “But, I don’t want to.” Some grace was usually given for the assigned time to complete the task, but ultimately, it had to be done.
Today’s “Aha” comes as we continue our Lenten journey in Exodus. Moses is no longer a baby. In fact, he is a man raised in the Pharoah’s household (we talked about that last week), has killed an Egyptian who was beating an Israelite, has fled across the desert to another country, married, had a son, and is now tending sheep. From what would be the top of the barrel to the bottom of it, in those days. Moses sees what appears to be a bush that burns but is not consumed. Long story short. At that burning bush, Moses encounters the God of Israel.
Not only does Moses encounter God, he learns God has chosen him to rescue the Israelites from the Egyptians. WAIT! These people were the ones who raised him and later from whom he fled. BUT God, there’s no way I can do that! This is such an exciting story; you don’t want to miss all the details (Exodus 3:10-12)!
Moses gives his excuses, (like my children did when they were little) and finally says, “Who am I that I should go to Pharaoh and bring the Israelites out of Egypt?” I mean, when you think about it, he did have a point-and a lot of things going against the mission. But then God says, “I will be with you.” He also gives him a promise he will not receive until AFTER he has completed his task. God tells Moses after he returns with the Israelites, God will meet them on the very same mountain on which they now are talking. Wow! Wow! Wow!
For Moses to experience the blessing, he had to be obedient not knowing how or when. We are no different from Moses. Often, we miss a blessing because we fail to listen to those nudges, that “still, small, voice,” God’s Spirit within us. The encounter between God and Moses has so much promise for us. God promises to be with us just as He promised Moses. He was and He is! May your Lenten journey be blessed as you leave the BUT’S behind and trust God.
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(Exodus 3:10-12) 10 So now, go. I am sending you to Pharaoh to bring my people the Israelites out of Egypt.”
11 But Moses said to God, “Who am I that I should go to Pharaoh and bring the Israelites out of Egypt?”
12 And God said, “I will be with you. And this will be the sign to you that it is I who have sent you: When you have brought the people out of Egypt, you[e] will worship God on this mountain.”