“I Am Who I Am”

July 16

Ex. 3:13-20, Mt. 11:28-30

In this passage in Exodus God identifies to Moses as “I Am Who I Am”.  He does not call herself./himself a Jewish God, a Muslim God, a Christian God, but simply “I Am who I Am.”–in other words God is the preexistent, ternal creator.  This is  a reminder to me that God has expressed herself/himself to many people in many different ways, but is the same God.  All of the strife over religious beliefs is simply about power and the need to be better then someone else.  The God I know is the One in Jesus who says: “Come to me, all you who work hard and who carry heavy burdens and I will refresh you. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me for I am gentle and humble of heart, and you will find rest.  For my yoke is good and my burden is light.”  This is the God i know, the One who walks with me today in the pain of losing my email address and the embarrassment, and the pain with other people, the God who walks with me in my fear of death and of illness, and fear of being abandoned and alone.  The God who walks with me on the street as I spend time  with young men like “Stephen”, 22, who is traveling, but very lonely. He is sleeping on the street, hustling. This is the God that I know.   I spent the day cooking, serving meal, and outreach. Deo Gratis! Thanks be to God!

One Response to ““I Am Who I Am””

  1. brelarow Says:

    I always think of that passage as more of a mind your own business remark to Moses. “I am who I am” ie:don’t worry about it.

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