God saw and cared for Moses as a baby in a basket hidden among the reeds along the bank of the Nile. He saw Moses and cared for him as a man who, in a moment of anger, sinned and committed murder. He saw Moses as a grown man, who after spending the first forty years of his life living in royal luxury, was now “a foreigner in a foreign land.” Moses had become a simple shepherd looking after his father-in-law’s flock on the far side of the wilderness, a far cry from the life he once knew. In all of this, God saw him.
Not only did God see him, but God also met him. He spoke to him in a burning bush. God could easily have gotten Moses’ attention by filling the entirety of Mt. Horeb with flames of fire, or by some other grand, unmistakable manner to demand his attention. And yet, God chose to appear to Moses in a small, insignificant bush. God met Moses in such a way that required him to have open and attentive eyes to see. It also required Moses to stop what he was doing to “Go over and see this strange sight.”
God sees you too. He sees you, regardless of what you are going through in life. He sees your joy. He sees your pain. He hears your cries for help. He sees you when you feel as helpless as a baby in a basket. He sees you in your weakness when you are tempted to sin. He sees you in the mundane tasks of everyday life. In Hebrews 4:14-16, it says, “Therefore, since we have a great high priest who has ascended into heaven, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold firmly to the faith we profess. For we do not have a high priest who is unable to empathize with our weaknesses, but we have one who has been tempted in every way, just as we are―yet he did not sin. Let us then approach God’s throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need.”
He wants to meet you right where you are. As you continue to read and reflect on his word, ask the Holy Spirit to give you eyes to see and ears to hear, to stop and respond to him today.
Associate Pastor of Glacier Ridge Chair and Associate Parent to two awesome kids!