READING Exodus 3:1-14
God made a covenant with the Israelites – and yet, they ended up as slaves in Egypt for hundreds of years. It must have seemed that God was not being faithful to His promise. And yet, as is often the case, He was working behind the scenes for the good of His people. He chose Moses, a Jewish baby, to be raised by Egyptian royalty in a time when most Hebrew baby boys were being killed. He sparked in Moses a passion for justice, and then sent him to live in the desert, away from his people, for years. Yet one day, while living his everyday life, the trajectory of Moses’ life was changed forever. The great I Am showed up in a powerful way – and Moses followed the call.
Then Moses said to God, “If I come to the people of Israel and say to them, ‘The God of your fathers has sent me to you,’ and they ask me, ‘What is his name?’ what shall I say to them?” God said to Moses, “I am who I am.