Here is a man who has no background as a Hebrew getting a message from a God who has been missing in action as his own are treated like slaves in a foreign land where they had one sought refuge under the guidance of there God. They are miserable and cry to God daily to an extent some forgot they knew Him once. The children born in slavery had no idea who He is or what He can do. They could only rely on the stories they had heard from their grandparents.
If i was a child at that time i would be like, ” You mean the God you have told me about would actually do that yet i was born in slavery.” Those who were before me would have some explaining to do. First and foremost, they would have to explain why God was missing in action. What angered Him so much that He abandoned us in misery. Where was God when all the Hebrew newborn males were being killed. I don’t think it would have been easy without God’s intervention in my spirit. Am not easily convinced and only God could have saved them from my nagging. But i guess the rescue mission was far more important and maybe i would be enjoying seing God trouble the slave drivers.
Here they are children of the promise year in year out same condition same prayer and nothing seems to change. Then God is moved by their cry and shows up ready to save them no matter what it costs. He says,” I have indeed seen the misery of my people in Egypt. I have heard them crying out because of their slave drivers, and i am concerned about their suffering. So i have come down to rescue them from the hand of the Egyptians and bring them into a good and spacious land overflowing with milk and honey.
Lets come back to Moses, how overwhelming it was for him to experience God in a way nobody else had. Maybe not even a mention of how he arrives. Was he oriented well enough for the surprise visit, was he calm? I would have loved to capture this kind of moment. The magnitude of the Holy of Holies arriving on stage,His voice and His presence. I probably would have fainted 100times. I still get the chills just reading about God’s presence in the bible, not to mention when He arrives when am in prayer His presence brings me to my knee’s.
God had to introduce Himself Exod 3:6. Moses was yet to have an encounter with God as old as he was. Aren’t we privilege that God’s son made this meeting easier for mankind. Moses was afraid of how he would reintroduce God to them. They knew Him but they needed a refresher. Exodus 3:15. It was so long since God visited.
My question to us today are you maybe feeling that it has been too long since God visited you? Are you perhaps feeling that the devil has mistreated you long enough? Has your joy, laughter and peace been missing in action too or do they just make a technical appearance and before you enjoy their company they are gone. Have you cried long enough to God to save you and change your story. Well,am here to tell you that He has heard. He is coming to deliver you. Help is on the way. Open up your heart and accept Jesus Christ as your Lord and saviour.
To my fellow believer, are you like Moses wondering how to deliver the message that God has put in your heart to His people? Are you worried that they might not believe you? Be as simple as Moses was. Ask God, “what will i tell them if they ask”? If you’ve got any doubt in your heart, go back to God. He is not an author of confusion.
I would also love to hear from you how you encountered God for the first time.