Sunday, October 11, 2015

Word for the day by Christina Education Forum

God who completes our incompleteness
Exodus 4:1-17


 
Binu Oommen
Carmel MTC, Boston

12 Now go, and I will be with your mouth and teach you what you are to speak.”

We read in the passage that Moses was a true believer in God, but he did not have the confidence in himself or his abilities to lead Israelites, especially when he had the inability to speak because of his stammering, and he needed to speak in front of several thousands of people. He did not understand that the impossible things in life can become really possible through God. Moses again and again told God about his disabilities and each time God showed him signs of God’s deliverance.
 
 Ludwig van Beethoven suffered from hearing impairment, but that didn’t stop him from composing some of the greatest symphonies that we have heard. Apostle Paul suffered from several illness, but none of the physical impairments stopped him from spreading the word of God and Paul became one of the biggest missionaries world has ever known. It is in our incompleteness that God makes us complete. 

 
We can see countless examples from our own life, when God has helped us through difficult situations and we went beyond our own abilities. It is not through our capability but through God’s grace that we have accomplished countless impossible things. God spoke to Moses, “I will help you speak and will teach you what to say.” If we look back at our life, we will see that God has spoken similarly in our daily life countless times which has enabled us to lead, deliver and succeed in many ways unimaginable to us.

PRAYER

Dear God, thank you for helping and guiding us through difficult situations. Thank you for being there throughout our difficult times and giving much needed confidence to us, when we are down. Help us to be a better person through these lessons. Amen

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY:
 
It is not through our abilities , but by God’s grace that we are who we are.