February 19
Exodus 4:7-14

“I AM”

The Lord continued to speak to Moses from the burning bush in the desert. “I have seen the misery of my people in Egypt and have heard their cries,” He said. “I am sending you to Pharaoh to bring my people out of Egypt.”

Moses replied. “Who am I that I should go to Pharaoh?”

“I will be with you,” God said to him.

Moses realized that the Israelites might not be happy with him as their leader. So he said, “If I go to the Israelites and they ask who sent me, what will I say?”

Then God said to Moses, “I AM WHO I AM. You must tell them that I AM has sent you.”

Can God be in the past, the present, and the future?

Do you look forward to the end of a long school day or to the end of the week? Do you sometimes think back to some fun things you’ve done with your friends, or wonder what you will be when you grow up?

Everything in life has a beginning and an end, whether it is a day or a lifetime. We measure the time between the beginning and end of something in minutes or hours, in days or in years. It is hard for us to understand what it would be like not to have time.

God uses the name ‘I AM’ to help us understand that He is in the past, the present and the future. God doesn’t just see into the future, or travel back in time. He is in the past right now, He is everywhere at this very moment and He is in the future at this instant—all at the same time!  He is always just there; that is why He calls Himself I AM.

Verse for today

“Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever” Hebrews 13:8.