I like Moses. He has a great reputation. He lifted his rod and the Red Sea parted.
As a lowly shepherd he asks for an audience with the most powerful man in the world, the Pharaoh of Egypt.
Amazing! Shepherds were the lowest of the low. It was laughable that a shepherd would be allowed into the presence of the king.
Not only that he was old, 80 years old. Ready for Social Security! (Don’t count the old guys out!)
And he spoke God’s word to Pharaoh: “Let my people go!” (Imagine that in the deepest Charlton Heston voice.)
Moses continued to face Pharaoh until Moses’ people were released from slavery.
What a guy!
But the real reason I like Moses is found in Exodus 3 and 4.
Moses sounds like me.
God said, “Moses I have a little job for you. I want you to go down to Egypt and tell old Pharaoh, ‘Let my people Go!’”
Moses replied, “Who me?”
Have you ever had God ask you to do something, you look, and nobody else is around? Yes, He is looking at you.
“Who Me? You want me to do what? I’m just now ready for my Shepherd’s pension check. I’ve been out in the burning sun for forty years and it’s my turn to sit around the tent and drink pomegranate juice.”
Have you ever said, “Who Me?” I have. More than once.
And God said, “You bet…I need you! You are right where you are supposed to be for this moment. You are in the job I have for you. You are in the right friendships, in the right family. Yes, I know they are dysfunctional. I still need you!”
And God said, “Moses, I’ll Be With You.”
What a promise.
Jesus has said to his followers, “I am with you always even to the end of the age.”
“I am sure that nothing can separate us from God’s love—not life or death, not angels or spirits, not the present or the future and not powers above or powers below. Nothing in all creation can separate us from the love of Christ Jesus our Lord.” Romans 8:38-39
Here is the bottom line: Are you going to do what Jesus asks you?
What has he told you? You don’t have to have to hear through a burning bush.
It is all in his book.
(If you need a place to begin. Read all four gospels and you will begin to have an understanding a deeper understanding.)