The world is undeniably in great need. Many people wonder why God doesn't intervene in our messed up world and put things right or why He doesn't reach out and fix all th problems people are having.
But God has already intervened. He intervened through the birth, death, and resurrection of His Son, Jesus Christ. Through these powerful events, God provided salvation, an effective cure to heal the world's most deadly condition -- sin.
The Lord still intervenes and saves broken lives today, but He does this mainly by using us! That's the perspective God communicated to Moses at the burning bush (Exo. 3:7-10). After describing the sufferings of the Hebrew people, He told Moses that He had come down to deliver them from Pharaoh's tyranny. That's exactly what Moses wanted God to do. But God said: "Come now, therefore, and I will send you to Pharaoh that you may bring My people...out of Egypt" (Vs. 10). Moses was immediately reluctant by saying: "Who am I that I should go?" (vs. 11). God promised him: "I will certainly be with you" (vs. 12).
Moses had more to ask: "Who will I tell them sent me?" (vs. 13); "What if they don't believe me?" (Exo. 4:1); "I am not eloquent but slow in speech and in tongue" (4:10); "Please send some one else" (vs. 13). God gave Aaron to Moses as a mouthpiece and pushed him right along to accomplish His Will.
Are you praying that God will reach out and help other lives near you? Don't be surprised or afraid if YOU are to be a part of the answer to this question.
By Shane Williams in The Lilbourn Light, Vol. 12, No. 12, May, 2011.
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