Then the Lord said, ‘I have observed the misery of my people who are in Egypt; I have heard their cry on account of their taskmasters. Indeed, I know their sufferings, and I have come down to deliver them from the Egyptians, and to bring them up out of that land to a good and broad land, a land flowing with milk and honey, to the country of the Canaanites, the Hittites, the Amorites, the Perizzites, the Hivites, and the Jebusites. The cry of the Israelites has now come to me; I have also seen how the Egyptians oppress them. So come, I will send you to Pharaoh to bring my people, the Israelites, out of Egypt.’ But Moses said to God, ‘Who am I that I should go to Pharaoh, and bring the Israelites out of Egypt?’ 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.’
“Who am I that I should go…”
After a period of safety, rest, prosperity, and growth, Moses is called to go. God had protected him as a baby from the Pharaoh’s soldiers, he had kept him safe as he fled to Midian. God even blessed him with a family. Despite his ill-fortune, Moses certainly had God’s hand upon him throughout his early life. If this were a movie, the credits would roll after Moses finally reached safety and left the world of danger behind him. But just like Abram, God had plans for Moses that would bring blessings upon an entire nation. Just like Abram, God used an imperfect instrument to work his will. Moses doubted himself, but God was with him.
Even after a year of concentrating on growth, Cross Creek is an imperfect place filled with imperfect people. No amount of growth will ever make us worthy of God, but he uses us anyway. Our job is to be ready and willing to accept God’s commands whenever and however he chooses to share them.
Perhaps God has blessed you with peace, security, and family like Abram and Moses. Remember that God’s will often leads us back into danger.
The Bush that was not Burnt, Salvador Dali, 1967