The scripture for today is from Exodus 4!"18 Then Moses went back to Jethro his father-in-law and said to him, “Let me return to my own people in Egypt to see if any of them are still alive.” Jethro said, “Go, and I wish you well.” 19 Now the Lord had said to Moses in Midian, “Go back to Egypt, for all those who wanted to kill you are dead.” 20 So Moses took his wife and sons, put them on a donkey and started back to Egypt. And he took the staff of God in his hand. 21 The Lord said to Moses, “When you return to Egypt, see that you perform before Pharaoh all the wonders I have given you the power to do. But I will harden his heart so that he will not let the people go. 22 Then say to Pharaoh, ‘This is what the Lord says: Israel is my firstborn son, 23 and I told you, “Let my son go, so he may worship me.” But you refused to let him go; so I will kill your firstborn son.’”
It appears from this text that God is serious about taking care of His family! Referring to the nation of Israel as "My Son" God is instructing Moses to use all the powers given him so Pharaoh will "Let my son go, so he may worship me."
There was a time in high school when I was getting harassed a little bit by an upper class man. It shook me up a bit. I was afraid. Just a couple days later, riding around town in the back seat of my older brother's car with him and a couple of his friends, I let it slip that this guy had shoved me around a bit at a school dance. I will never forget my brother, looking over his shoulder from the driver's seat with steel resolve, saying, "Don't worry "D" (my family nickname) I'll take care of it!"
Within days I received an apology from the bully! He never bothered me again. My understanding is that a certain conversation had taken place! I was free from fear and walked a little taller!
It's really nice when your facing something bigger than you are to have a "rescuer" come along side and say, "I'll take care of it"! God, using Moses, is heading to Egypt to "take care of it" for His son! Israel is going to be rescued! Pharaoh will be no match for the power of God!
Last Sunday, we talked about Jesus getting in line with sinners at His baptism - to so identify with us that He can be our substitute. We see God working through His Son to rescue all of us, His sons and daughters! Jesus, gets in line with us sinners! Just picture Him today, in line with you, looking over His shoulder and into your eyes with steel resolve saying, "Don't worry_______ I'll take care if it"!
He did, He does and He will!