Theme: Exploring God’s Design - God Calls His People
God said to Moses, “I am who I am. This is what you are to say to the Israelites: ‘I am has sent me to you.’”
Moses’ journey certainly was a long and winding one. It took him from a humble beginning as a baby floating in a basket on a river to a privileged upbringing in the temple. Then, forced to run for his life, he wandered in the desert many years before God called him back to Egypt to stick up for his people and lead them to freedom from Pharaoh. These events revealed that God had a plan for Moses and worked through his life to fulfill plans he had for his people, the Israelites. God prepared Moses in unique and special ways to be the shepherd that would lead God’s people from slavery and to a promised land. Things didn’t always go perfectly for Moses. He went through some very difficult times in order to lead God’s people. The Israelites weren’t always easy to lead, or even happy about being led. But Moses did what God told him to do in order to fulfill God’s purposes for him and his people.
You can read the whole story of Moses and Israel in the book of Exodus in the Old Testament. Want to dig deeper and learn more about Moses life? Check out some of his stories in Exodus 3, Exodus 16, Exodus 17:1-7, and Exodus 19.
Every part of our lives are crafted by God. The things that we experience, learn, and do are all a part of his plan for us. They are preparing us for the things that God has in store for us.