“Moses said to God, “If I go to the Israelites and tell them, ‘The God of your fathers has sent me to you,’ and they ask me, ‘What is his name?’–what should I say to them?” 14 God said to Moses, “I am that I am.” And he said, “You must say this to the Israelites, ‘I am has sent me to you.'” 15 God also said to Moses, “You must say this 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, and this is my memorial from generation to generation.'”
The Name of God that leaves me in awe perhaps more than any other is “I AM”. He was never created, has always been, and needs no one. Yet He cares for us and makes Himself known to us.
By revealing His Name to Moses, He was conveying His power and authority. When the God of the entire universes bids you go, you go – knowing that no one is greater than He is.
The many names ascribed to God reveal His beautiful character, all promises we can hold onto because of who He is. We might not have a burning bush that God speaks to us from , but He uniquely speaks to each one of us and He says, “Go. Tell them I Am sent you.” Just knowing that God has given the authority and the privilege of being a representative for Him is humbling and amazing at once.
Oftentimes I have been glad that I do not have bumper stickers professing my faith, lest someone see my poorly represent my LORD by speeding. (Smile). But we are His representatives all the time, in everything we do, and just knowing that the All-Powerful, Eternal God has saved me and sent me evokes a genuine fear of the LORD to walk in a manner worthy of my King.
When I feel weak, unable to be much of an example at all, that is when I recall Who I am in Christ and Whose I Am. The same God who has always been and will always be is the same God who calls us, just like Moses, to know Him more.
Today, I am thankful that we have a good God. Not just any God. The One true living God. Not a fake man-made God, not a false oppressive religion made of do’s and dont’s, but our God Jehovah – the Great I AM. His power is unparalleled and His purposes and plans are never thwarted.
Lord, thank you for for being my God and revealing Yourself to me. I cannot perfectly understand or fathom how awesome You are, but I pray that You will enable me to represent you well in the little corner of the world where You have placed me, all for Your glory. Amen.