Acts 7:35- 38: Things can change!

“35 “This is the same Moses they had rejected with the words, ‘Who made you ruler and judge?’ He was sent to be their ruler and deliverer by God himself, through the angel who appeared to him in the bush. 36 He led them out of Egypt and performed wonders and signs in Egypt, at the Red Sea and for forty years in the wilderness.  37 “This is the Moses who told the Israelites, ‘God will raise up for you a prophet like me from your own people.’ 38 He was in the assembly in the wilderness, with the angel who spoke to him on Mount Sinai, and with our ancestors; and he received living words to pass on to us. “NIV

Things can change!

Given time and space, things can change (35). Just wait for God. He can turn things around in remarkable ways. This ‘’same Moses’’ who had been rejected as a leadership candidate forty years earlier, suddenly found himself leader anyway. It was always God’s purpose; but now it was also God’s way and time. Earlier, Moses had attempted to lead in his own way and time, and it had proved disastrous, as when Abraham attempted to produce the child of promise by his own efforts. But the hour struck. Moses returned to Egypt with a definitive answer to their question: ‘’Who made you ruler and judge? He was sent…by God himself…’’ (35)

The reading goes on to say: ‘’He led them out of Egypt…’’(36). At one time his leadership was in question. But now, authorised and empowered by God, he did it. If God calls you, he will equip you, and although people may question your ability, or whether they actually want you, you will ‘deliver the goods’ because the Lord will cause it to happen.

Don’t lose heart. Things can change! Give God time.