Meeting a celebrity
Yesterday, I got caught up reading an article that had stories submitted by regular people who had met celebrities that happened to be kind to them. It was pretty intriguing reading how these famous people would bother taking time out of their busy schedules in order to show interest in the life of a stranger. In each instance, it seemed too good to be true. Underneath the prestige and lights and glamor, these stories show us a glimpse of them as they really are - just regular people like you and me.
But what would happen if God the Creator stopped everything in His busy schedule to show an interest in the lives of regular ole’ people here on earth? That is precisely what He does time and time again throughout history. Not only does He make time, but we people are His highest priority. Why? It just seems too good to be true.
When we last heard from God’s people in the nation of Egypt, things were going well. But life changed and they had become slaves crying out for rescuing. God was not blind-sided by this turn of events because He had been guiding their new leader as he grew into the man he needed to be. God chose to use a stuttering, adopted man who was hiding in the wilderness to escape getting booked for murder. And He called him by name, Moses.
God’s vision from the beginning of time was to be in fellowship with His favorite creation, the apple of His eye – us. And God likes to use the things and people that are looked down upon or not lovely because when we witness the power and the glory, we know beyond any doubt that it isn’t the servant’s, but His. And it’s all so that we can see that He is relentlessly pursuing us. He is not like a celebrity you meet on a sidewalk or at a restaurant or anything like that, because He doesn’t show up; He has always been there. In fact, His name is “I AM.”
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