This week’s Pastor to Person was written by Pastor Caleb Beller.
[Exo 4:2 NIV] 2 Then the LORD said to him, “What is that in your hand?” “A staff,” he replied.
What an amazing interchange that is about to happen! Moses throws down his staff and it turns into a “snake!” God tells him to pick it back up and it turns into a stick!
Moses’s staff was a regular part of his life. As a shepherd it was an everyday tool. It would not have seemed supernatural or special under any usual circumstances.
In Chapter 3 we see God calling Moses to lead his people out of Egypt (the burning bush) this calling seems so overwhelming, Moses feels inadequate, unqualified, unprepared.
This is where God asks Moses the simple question, “what is in your hand?” In Moses’ hand a stick is just a stick. With God’s power it becomes something so much more. In the coming chapters we see God use the stick to perform all kinds of miracles, a snake, the sea to blood, even parting the ocean!
Is God calling you to take a step of faith? Do you feel overwhelmed or insecure? What I love about this story is how God takes ordinary things and uses them in extraordinary ways. When God calls us, he equips us, and He uses the simplest of tools in the most amazing ways. How does God want to use your job, your skill, your resources, your life to lead others out of bondage and into the freedom of His grace? What is in your hand?