Exodus 3:1-12; Hebrews 12:18-29; Luke 10:17-24
God identified himself to Moses at the burning bush as “the God of your father, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob.” God’s promise to Moses as he sent him to rescue his people from their slavery in Egypt was “I will be with you.” We have a living God who is not far away, but with us. I saw a church sign that read, “If God seems far away, who moved?”
We have a Father who desires to be with us all the time, and so, has sent his Spirit to dwell with us. We are never alone, and if we feel that way perhaps we have moved away from God. He is not a smothering parent, but he is always close by, within reach.
In Christ he has shown us the power of his love by suffering for us and with us. He calls us to continue his ministry to others, to suffer with them and bring them through this world that deals death, and lead them to life in Jesus’ name. May God bless us with boldness and joy as we share the power of his love and life.
Prayer: Our Father and our God, thank you for your Son, our Savior and Lord, who reveals your love to us, and for your Spirit who fill us that we may show others what we have seen and known. Amen.
Today’s devotion was written by David Hefner,
Pastor of Shiloh Lutheran Church in Hickory, NC.