“I have indeed seen the misery of my people in Egypt. I have heard them crying out because of their slave drivers, and I am concerned about their suffering, and have come down to rescue them– Exodus 3:7
God speaks to Moses through the burning bush and says ‘I have seen the suffering of my people, I have heard their cry, and I have come down to rescue them.’ Listen to this wording. ‘I have, I have, I have’ this must have excited Moses. I mean he was the one who saw an Egyptian beating a Hebrew, which upset him so much he killed the Egyptian before running for his life. He had seen the suffering! He had seen with his own eyes the mistreatment of his people, their beatings, their lack of food, he had seen the kids with swollen bellies, the obsession. And now, after all this God speaks to him, and say ‘I have come down to rescue my people’
And I totally believe that Moses was there, like ‘Yes, God, that is awesome, go and get them!’ Could you imagine that after years of praying for God to move in your country, city, village or after years of praying for Africa or China God speak to you and says ‘I am going to answer the cries.” But notice then the very next verse.
“I have indeed seen the misery of my people in Egypt. I have heard them crying out because of their slave drivers, and I am concerned about their suffering, and have come down to rescue them.. ‘So now you go. I am sending you‘
What do you think Moses thought? I mean do you think he thought ‘yes, I will go, I shall be proud to go’. He thought just like you would think. ‘What do you mean now go?, I though you said, you were coming down? I thought you said you were going to rescue your people.’ Why are you telling me to go?
Sometime we would rather just sit back in our churches and wait for God to do something. But look at this amazing privilege we have. God is going to do something, but he wants to partnership with us in it.