January 26, 2022
Thank you for praying today and each Wednesday for our prodigals and for revival.
Lee Majors was the actor who played the bionic man in the TV series The Six Million Dollar Man from 1973 to 1978. After a crash, his right arm, both legs, and left eye were replaced with bionic implants that greatly enhanced his strength, speed, and vision. His vision enabled him to see like a 20:1 zoom lens with infrared capabilities, which allowed him to see what was invisible to the normal eye. (I know all this because I used to sneak over to my friends’ home to watch the show as a child, having told my parents I was out playing. Sorry about that, Mom!)
The bionic man had special vision, but so does the person of faith!
“By faith he left Egypt, not being afraid of the anger of the king, for he endured as seeing him who is invisible” (Hebrews 11:27).
This is the continuing story of Moses. His parents had faith that God was going to use him and so they hid him from the evil king. Moses refused to live in the environment of the enemy, choosing to associate with God’s people. He was not afraid of the king’s anger because he saw what normal people couldn’t see. He saw God, the invisible God!
Moses ran from Egypt, not once but twice. The first time he ran was because he had killed an Egyptian who had hurt one of the Israelites, and Pharaoh was seeking retribution. On this occasion, he remained 40 years in the land of Midian.
At the end of 40 years of shepherding, God got his attention through a burning bush. Moses talked with a God he could not see. This experience changed Moses completely.
What does it mean?
To see the invisible God is to be aware of His presence. God told Moses to take off his sandals because the ground was holy. Why take off his sandals? God wanted him to know that He, the eternal, invisible God, was present. He wanted Moses to feel the reality of His presence.
To see the invisible God is to learn more of who God is. God affirmed to Moses that He had seen the afflictions of His people and He had heard the groaning of their hearts. Moses learned that God truly cares and that He doesn’t live aloof from the needs of His own.
When God told Moses to return to Egypt and confront the king, Moses asked God what His name was. The answer was surprisingly strange: “God said to Moses, ‘I AM WHO I AM’” (Exodus 3:14).
What kind of name is that, “I AM WHO I AM?” It is a name that reveals the eternal nature of God. He is the God who is always present. Go back a billion years, and He is the ever-present I AM. Go back a few thousand years to when Moses stood before the burning bush, and He is the ever-present I AM. Right where you are in your life, He is the ever-present I AM. Look into the future as long as sight can go, and He will be there, the ever-present I AM.
To see the invisible God is to move forward at His command. Moses hesitated and struggled with God’s call upon his life, but in the end, he followed God. He responded in surrender to the claims of God on his life.
William McDonald said, “He feared Pharaoh so little because he feared God so much. He kept his eyes on ‘the blessed and only Potentate, the King of kings and Lord of lords, who alone has immortality, dwelling in unapproachable light, whom no man has seen or can see, to whom be honor and everlasting power. Amen (1 Timothy 6:15-16).’”
May each of us see Him today!
Love in Christ,
Bryan and Rachel