God's Name Is Revealed
John 8:58 Jesus said to them, “Very truly, I tell you, before
Abraham was, I am.”
This past Sunday in worship we talked about the story of Moses, when God revealed God’s self as the I Am. We talked about how God came to Moses to be a leader and Moses tried to tell God that he wasn’t qualified.
How often do we feel inadequate? Like we don’t have anything to offer? I was thinking of this as I woke to the news of another tragedy. What can I possible do? How can I make a difference? But that is what we are called to do, we are called to be the difference. Jesus gave us the greatest command. We are to love one another (John 13:34-35). We are called to reflect God’s love, to reflect the I Am in the world. We do not do that alone, just as Moses was not alone.
“But I don’t live anywhere near the tragedy”. “I don’t have much to give”. Then let’s think outside the box. Jesus calls us to live out love where we are. So what are ways we can respond in our community? Maybe we take time to let our First Responders know how much we appreciate what they do for our community. We could take time to volunteer in the life of a child. We could donate blood, or decide to register with be the Match. We could see those who are in need and overlooked in our community and find ways to let them know they are seen, they are important. The list goes on.
The best way to act in the face of tragedy and evil is with a movement of love. Not love the ones we find easy to love, we will do that regardless. But to love those we don't see, those we don't think of, those who are not like us. May the Spirit move us to shine God’s light and fill our community with Love.
What ways have you seen I Am active in the world? What ways have you been inspired to reflect the I Am in the world? What or where are areas of the world, of life around you that you pray the I Am, the love of God would shine.
Blessings and Peace as we Journey