For a Time Such as This
It has become our morning routine in our house to wake-up, eat breakfast, have coffee/tea time while my Twins play and eventually, the girls will watch a movie. At the same time, I get ready, and my wife starts working from home. Each day they pick a movie, and today it was the “Prince of Egypt.”
Usually an hour into the movie someone comes a find me asking for a snack and so today like every day I obliged and went to make the snack. However, I stopped in the living room to catch my favourite scene of the “Prince of Egypt.” It’s the scene where God calls Moses to go to Egypt.
As I watched this moment unfold for probably the hundredth time (I love this movie), tears rolled down my face. The moment when God declares “who made man’s mouth…” always stirs something up in my soul.
It’s a powerful moment where God declares to Moses… I am with you because I created you. I will give you everything you need because I know you more intimately than anyone else in all of creation. I am the great I AM
I find myself thinking about all the pastors, leaders/volunteers, church staff, elders, deacons etc. in churches across the globe. They are each trying to figure out what Church looks like in these unprecedented days, especially with Easter just around the corner. I know some have expressed what Moses express in this video and the bible story… I can’t do this, please send someone else.
Exodus 4:10 But Moses said to the Lord, “Oh, my Lord, I am not eloquent, either in the past or since you have spoken to your servant, but I am slow of speech and of tongue.” (ESV)
Maybe you don’t know how to do it, or the technology overwhelms you or you’re sick or caring for people who are ill and have nothing left to give. Maybe the presser of Easter has overwhelmed you.
Hear the words of God to Moses and take heart as these words are for you today as well.
Exodus 4:11-12 “Then the Lord said to him, “Who has made man’s mouth? Who makes him mute, or deaf, or seeing, or blind? Is it not I, the Lord? 12 Now therefore go, and I will be with your mouth and teach you what you shall speak.” (ESV)
As you go into your weekend and the passion week next week, trust and believe that God has called you to be right where you are for a time such as this. You are not here by accident; instead, it’s by design because you can something no one else can do because no one else is you. So take heart, trust and believe that God is you’re great, I AM.