While we might never see God change our staff into a snake and back again, we do have His miraculous and powerful presence — not just with us and for us, but living in us every day through His Holy Spirit.
I KNOW YOU CAN
For if I’m to follow You
It’s only by Your hand
Help me to make it through
Jesus, I know You can
READ EXODUS 4:11-20
Most of us would love to have absolute confirmation by miraculous signs that God will always be there with us and for us. Whilst we might never see God change our staff into a snake and back again, we do have His miraculous and powerful presence, not just with us and for us, but living in us every day by His Holy Spirit.
From Moses and Aaron onward, the presence of the Spirit of God in people’s lives has always given wisdom, direction, the right words to say at the right time, and the strength to say them:
...I will help both of you speak and will teach you what to do. - Exodus 4:15
Moses was given a second chance to serve the Lord powerfully, as was Simon Peter centuries later. Both shied away from a public declaration of faith in a hostile environment, but both were given a second opportunity to become powerful witnesses to the grace of God and to lead others back to God’s love and mercy.
When I am fearful give me the words to say,
When I am weak bring me the strength to stand,
When I don’t know where to go, give me your hand to lead,
When I need to hear your voice, speak to me,
When you want to send me, I am ready to go,
As long as you will be there with me.
(Days 24 and 25 written by Nigel James, THIRD DAY’s road pastor)