God said to Moses, “I AM WHO I AM. This is what you are to say to the Israelites: ‘I am has sent me to you.’” God also said to Moses, “Say to the Israelites, ‘The LORD, the God of your fathers—the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac and the God of Jacob—has sent me to you.’ “This is my name forever, the name you shall call me from generation to generation.”
Have Faith in the I AM
When Moses asked for God’s name, God replied by calling himself, “I AM.”
That might sound like a strange name to us. But consider how often Jesus, himself, used this name to bring comfort to the hearts of God’s children.
“I AM the Living Bread,” Jesus says to those who have been starving for forgiveness, love, and attention.
“I AM the Light of the World,” he says to all who’ve lost their sense of direction.
“I AM the Good Shepherd,” he says to the vulnerable sheep who are hurting.
“I AM the Way,” he says to all who are searching.
“I AM the Resurrection and the Life,” he says as you cry at the coffin of your friend, your dad, or your mom.
“I AM … with you, always, to the very end” of whatever path you happen to be traveling.
And wherever you are on that path, the job God has given you is exactly the one he gave to Moses. It is to remember that the person you have been doesn’t change who you are through faith in Jesus. You are God’s child. Your job is to remember that, just as God called Moses to be there for Israel, he has called you to be there for your family, friends, and neighbors—not to be the great I AM—but to point them to the great I AM.
Father in heaven, thank you for being consistent in who you are so that I can find regular comfort in who I am in Christ Jesus, my Savior. Amen.