It greeted me every week as I entered my first grade Sunday school class. There it was tacked on the wall bulletin board at the front of the room—a colorful poster with a baby in a basket floating in water nestled among reeds. The baby being rescued from the Nile River by the Pharaoh’s daughter was just the beginning of the incredible life of Moses.
God had plans for this special baby. God wanted Moses to be a leader for the Israelites. Moses saw God’s plans as a job full of difficulties and challenges. He was reluctant and afraid, making excuses by imploring God to send someone else.
In the last forty years of his life, Moses finally found courage by listening to God. He became the leader that God knew he was by leading the Israelites through the parted Red Sea and bringing the Ten Commandment tablets down from Mount Sinai.
Sometimes we find ourselves thinking only of the challenges we face in our daily lives. We are too busy with what we want to do to take time to listen to God. Maybe we are afraid to change what we have always done to serve God in new ways. We make excuses and expect that someone else will answer what is needed.
You may not see God in a burning bush as Moses did but be assured that God is always with you. It may only be a whisper. It might be through a neighbor in need or perhaps a ministry team request. God has plans for you. During this time of Lent, open your heart and let God’s call lead you to new ways of showing and sharing your faith.
Dear Lord. Help me to take time to listen to your call. Like the story of Moses, you are always with me guiding me with love to serve you more fully. Amen
The people of Grace share their favorite bible stories for the 2023 Lenten Devotional: I Love to Tell the Story. Each day's devotional will be automatically posted so come back daily after 7 am for a new reflection.