This term we consider the identity of Jesus as our theme for our worship. We will reflect together on the statements of Jesus that begin with the words, “I am...”
Have you realised that what someone is reflects on the interactions you have with them? I am a teacher and a dad. So, when my son sees me in school, it is a challenge to remember, is it dad or sir? The funny thing is, I answer quicker to sir than dad when he wants something, so he’s started calling me sir at home (which feels really weird). Do you have any situations in your life where the same person takes on different roles in your life? How do you cope? Maybe your parent is your team coach or a youth leader. How does that feel? Maybe you have to adjust your actions to coaching or leading your child. Does it go well?
In Exodus, in the Bible, we read of the story of Moses, from birth to death. We hear of his miraculous rescue at birth, his appointment as Pharoh’s son, his exile from Egypt and his dramatic encounter with God in a burning bush – all in the first 3 chapters of the book.
Moses sees a bush on fire. He approaches it. He encounters God. God revealed as, “I AM”. In this exchange, we get an insight into the eternal presence of God. I AM. Not, “I was”, or “I will be”. I AM. Unchanging. Unequalled.
In what area of your life would you like to know confidence and certainty. The God that met Moses on that mountain in a bush did not promise him an easy life. But he promised that he would always be God and would always guide. If you need confidence, certainty and guidance today, remember that God is, I AM.