God’s an­swer to doubt

Grocott's Mail - - SOUL FOOD -

When Moses was pre­sented with the ter­rific task of lib­er­at­ing a whole na­tion from the clutches of an op­pres­sive ruler, he was ex­cited and yet dis­con­certed.

It not ev­ery­day that you walk up to the ruler of the known world and sim­ply ask him to hand over a sig­nif­i­cant por­tion of what he sees as his pos­ses­sions.

This would be fool­hardy at best and life threat­en­ing at worst. Yet this was what the liv­ing God had called his cho­sen leader to do.

Moses was un­der­stand­ably in­se­cure about the whole ar­range­ment and pre­ceded to present his con­cerns to God. Our Fa­ther in heaven’s re­sponse was fas­ci­nat­ing.

One would have thought in the light of the task at hand He would have of­fered Moses a bul­let­proof span­dex suit, su­per­hu­man strength and a vi­bra­nium shield to ac­com­plish ev­ery­thing.

At the very least Moses could have done with a friend with a very pow­er­ful ham­mer who could fly.

This was not what God of­fered. God’s re­sponse to Moses’s in­se­cu­rity was the same as His re­sponse to ours, namely:

“Don’t be afraid, be­cause I will be with you”. When all is said and done this really is the best an­swer to all in­se­cu­rity.

Dave Koch Fron­tiers Church

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