“So come, I will send 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 He said, “I will be with you; and this shall be the sign for you that it is I who sent you: when you have brought the people out of Egypt, you shall worship God on this mountain.” Exodus 3:10-12
“Finally he brought the family of the Matrites near man by man,[a] and Saul the son of Kish was taken by lot. But when they sought him, he could not be found. 22 So they inquired again of the Lord, “Did the man come here?”[b] and the Lord said, “See, he has hidden himself among the baggage.” 1 Samuel 10:21-22
“Then I said, “Ah, Lord God! Truly I do not know how to speak, for I am only a boy.” 7 But the Lord said to me,
“Do not say, ‘I am only a boy’;
for you shall go to all to whom I send you,
and you shall speak whatever I command you.” Jeremiah 1:6-7
Moses, Saul, Jeremiah….me. We share much in common.
We are all share a Creator who has formed us to be image bearers. But fulfilling that task seems daunting at times.
Who am I to be the mouthpiece of the Lord?
The “what ifs” echo in my head and make their way through my mouth. My tongue moves according to my thoughts rather than God’s voice which attempts to intervene.
I pause. God knows me. Everything; including my excuses.
God knew Moses, Saul and Jeremiah too. Everything; including their excuses.
And they weren’t enough and aren’t enough to prevent God’s purpose from being fulfilled through them or me.
How do I grasp that?
I cannot. But I can accept the invitation and trust that I am not alone.
And so can you.
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