Read Exodus 3: 1-12
We are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus
to do good works, which God prepared
in advance for us to do.
Moses was rescued as an infant and grew up in the palace
of the great Pharaoh, receiving all the privileges of royalty.
But then, in a terrible, misguided attempt at justice, he
murdered a man and ultimately fled for his own life. By the
time of today’s reading he was tending sheep in the middle
of nowhere. Then God gave Moses a new purpose.
Some of us may worry that our important or most fulfilling
days are behind us. We may have left a good career to raise
our children, or we may be looking around at an “empty nest.”
Perhaps our skills are no longer valued because of technological advances, or maybe we are facing the unknowns of
retirement. No matter where we are in life, God has
significant work for each
of us to do. It may be
something as simple as
sending notes of encouragement or as complex
as working for our government to bring about
economic change or conflict resolution. Whatever the case,
as with Moses, God says to us, “I will be with you.”
Prayer: Dear God, help us to serve you faithfully in every
stage of our lives. In Jesus’ name we pray. Amen.
Gail Parker (Maryland)
Prayer Focus: SOMEONE FACING A LIFE TRANSITION
— Ephesians 2: 10 (NIV)
Thought for the Day
Am I willing to say yes to
God’s purpose for me?