“Then the Lord said to him, “What is that in your hand?” Exodus 4:2
The Lord reminded me this week of a sermon I heard a few years back, given by David Ring. You may not know anything about David, but I will tell you that he is a gifted preacher. The other thing you need to know about David is that he was born with cerebral palsy. It is difficult at first to understand him, but oh it is so worth taking the time.
I heard David preach on the verse at the top… when he read the verse, it sounded like he said a wad, and not rod, so after letting everyone have a laugh, he decided to call it a stick.
Today I read the devotional book that Dan I use, I was again reminded that God uses people that others might think are inferior.
A lay preacher with limited education spoke at a service using Luke 19:21 as his text:, “Lord, I feared thee for you are an austere man.” The preacher thought the text was referring to an Oyster Man.
He explained how a diver must grope in dark, freezing water to retrieve oysters, cutting his hands on the sharp edges of the shells. Once he has the oyster, he returns to the surface, holding it in ‘his torn bleeding hands’… He likened this to Christ descending from heaven to this earth, in order to retrieve humankind and bring them back up with Him, to the Glory of Heaven. His torn and bleeding hands are a sign of the value He placed on us.
At the end of the service, 12 people received Christ.
So today, I am thanking God that he uses ‘”ordinary people'’ and circumstances to bring Glory to His name.
So, I ask you, what is that in YOUR hand? Is it a rod, a stick, a child’s hand, a computer?
“We are God’s masterpiece. He has created us anew in Christ Jesus, so that we can do the good things he planned for us long ago.” Eph. 2:10
Father, I praise you that I don’t have to be perfect to be used by you. Show me, Lord, just What Is In My Hand??