Exodus 3:4-6: ‘Here am I, send someone else!’

4 When the Lord saw that he had gone over to look, God called to him from within the bush, “Moses! Moses!”

And Moses said, “Here I am.”

5 “Do not come any closer,” God said. “Take off your sandals, for the place where you are standing is holy ground.” 6 Then he said, “I am the God of your father, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac and the God of Jacob.” At this, Moses hid his face, because he was afraid to look at God.

Sometimes we may say certain things to God and not know what we are saying. Not fully. We unintentionally promise more than we can deliver. When Moses said, “Here I am” he was certainly there geographically. But as we read through the rest of chapter 3, and on into chapter 4, we can see that he wasn’t really ‘here’ spiritually. He had  lots of reasons (excuses?) why God should send someone else. (I remember a book entitled, ‘Here am I Lord, send Aaron’!) However the reality of God’s presence, fully recognised, is more than enough to blast away our fears and sense of inadequacy. His ‘I Am” is the solution to everything I am not.

‘God is faithful. He called Abraham, cared for Isaac, guided and protected Jacob, and He would be with Moses. He is the God of the individual as well as the nation, and He does not change from generation to generation.’ Warren Wiersbe: ‘With the Word’, p.49.