SEND SOMEONE ELSE!
Read Exodus 4: 1-12
The LORD said to [Moses], “Who gave
human beings their mouths? . . . Is it not
I, the LORD Now go; I will help you speak
and will teach you what to say.”
Ever since I was 12 years old, attending church each week
has given me a sense of peace; it lifts my spirit and helps
me face the week ahead. But sometimes I have left church
thinking, That sermon didn’t
do much for me.
Recently, one sermon
started tugging at my heart
more powerfully than any
had before. It was about
serving Christ — not just letting the church serve me. Shortly
after hearing that sermon, I read in the church bulletin of a
need for Sunday school teachers. I wondered, Is this God
talking to me? It can’t be—I’ve never been good with kids.
When I told my friends that I was considering teaching, they
laughed and said, “You’ll be eaten alive.”
I thought of the excuses Moses made when God asked him
to lead the Israelites from slavery to the Promised Land. Like
Moses, I wanted to say to God, “Please send someone else!” It
took a full year of resisting God’s voice before I finally said, “OK,
God, I will trust you,” and began teaching children at church.
One Sunday a boy who had always seemed uninterested in
participating asked to speak to me after class. He said, “Miss,
can I tell you about how I became a Christian?” I knew then
that God had equipped me to serve my church.
Prayer: Dear God, help us to hear your voice and trust you
when you call us to serve you in new ways. Amen.
Melissa Ramoo (New South Wales, Australia)
Prayer Focus: SUNDAY-SCHOOL TEACHERS
— Exodus 4: 11-12 (NIV)
Thought for the Day
Even with all my doubts and
fears, I can bring others
closer to Christ.