Minister's Moment: Here I am, Lord
Here I Am, Lord
There are some great “call” stories in the Bible, but none better than this one. Moses, not born miraculously but saved from infant death by a miracle, grows up not knowing who he is. Is he an Egyptian? By adoption and training, yes, but not by birth. Is he an Israelite? By birth, yes, but not by training. He really doesn’t fit into either nationality. Like many people today he has to negotiate his way between two cultures, trying to figure out where he belongs.
Moses kills an Egyptian overlord who was abusing an Israelite slave and flees the country when his act is discovered. Now, married and living the calm, quiet life of a shepherd, he is tending his father-in-law’s flocks when he sees an unusual sight—a bush that’s on fire but doesn’t burn up.