Word for the day by Christian Education Forum


Accepting the difference in God’s creation:  Day for people with special skills.
Exodus 4:1-17

V11 The Lord said to him (Moses) “who gave human beings their mouths? Who makes them deaf or mute? Who gives them sight or makes them blind? Is it not I, the Lord?”

I recently stumbled upon a video of a little girl who was born without legs in one of the most remote parts of Orissa, a state in India. In the video, the girl was seen to be dancing and praising God with all her strength.

The Israelites' journey out of Egypt; from slavery and wilderness to the promised land, was God’s way to reveal to the nations that He is the God who never leave nor forsake His people. Many times, we think that we aren’t qualified to praise God or use our gifts for God. Moses had a similar issue. He struggled with accepting and believing his calling and was worried about his eloquence in speaking. He focused on his worries and what he saw as his weakness- when it was, indeed, God who created him that way. From his mother’s womb, Moses was chosen and set apart to lead God’s people out of the wilderness.

Sometimes we tend to let our inner fears be louder than God’s truth and promise. When God calls you, He remembers how He made you. After many years, Moses eventually learned to rely on God’s goodness and he sang to the whole assembly of Israel “He is the Rock, his works are perfect, and all His ways are just. . . Is he not your Father, your Creator, who made you and formed you?” (Deut 32: 4,6)

The weaknesses we endure today, can be a testament of not just our triumph over hardship but to embrace the hardship. God hasn't called you to live in a world of what-if's, He wants you to know that He is your creator.  When you tend to disqualify yourself from doing a good work, remember that we are called and set apart to display His power and might.

Father, we thank you for our many weaknesses. For we know, Lord, that when we are weak then we will rest more in your power each day.

“God doesn’t call the qualified, He qualifies the called” ― Mark Batterson

Carolene George
Long Island MTC via Nazareth Mar Thoma Church, Dublin, Ireland

Christian Education Forum, Diocese of NAE of the Mar Thoma Church


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