God and Moses are having a conversation. After arguing with God, explaining why he is not the guy to rescue Israel from the hands of Pharaoh, God asks Moses, “What is that in your hand?” A shepherd’s staff, simple and ordinary. It represented all that was common in the world. And God decides to use that symbol of poverty for His glory. In Exodus 4:5, God says, “This is so that they may believe that the Lord, the God of their fathers, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac and the God of Jacob, has appeared to you.” And with those words, Moses has a mission!
When God touches the ordinary places within you and me, He makes them powerful and visible to the world. And that comes with a calling.
If we’re honest, the plight of people with disabilities is daunting and downright overwhelming. With an estimated population of nearly 100 million people who cannot walk, many of whom will never have access to a wheelchair, the situation seems hopeless. We may even ask ourselves, “What could I possibly do to help?”
And then God asks, “What is that in your hand?”
The invitation today is to consider and pray about how God might work through you to touch the life of a person with a disability in need. As you ask the Lord what this might look like, the answer might just surprise you!
- For insight on what you can offer God to empower those with disabilities.
- For opportunities to share this need with others.
- For motivation to make an impact for mobility in Jesus’ name.
Colossians 3:23-24, 1 Corinthians 14:12, Romans 12:11