What Is That In Your Hand?
“Then the Lord said to him, ‘What is that in your hand?’ ‘A staff,’ he replied.” – Exodus 4:2 (NIV)
In the quietude of ancient times, a man stood before the Almighty, clutching a simple staff in his weathered hands. The divine query echoed through the ages, reaching the hearts of believers today: “What is that in your hand?”
Picture the scene – a humble shepherd named Moses, standing in the presence of God. His ordinary staff, a tool of his trade, held deeper significance than he could fathom. It was in this moment that God unveiled the extraordinary purpose within the grasp of Moses.
The staff, once used to guide sheep, became a conduit for miracles. As we reflect on this story, consider your own metaphorical staff – the skills, talents, and resources bestowed upon you by the Creator. Just like Moses, you may overlook the potential within your grasp.
In your daily life, what do you carry? What talents and abilities has God entrusted to you? Take a moment to recognize and appreciate them. It might be your compassionate heart, your knack for listening, or even your ability to bring joy into someone’s life.
God, in His infinite wisdom, has uniquely equipped you with something valuable. Much like the staff in Moses’ hand, your abilities serve a purpose beyond the ordinary. Embrace them with gratitude and let them become instruments of divine grace.
The story of Moses teaches us that God can use the seemingly insignificant to accomplish the extraordinary. Your talents, however small they may seem, have the potential to make a profound impact in God’s kingdom.
So, when faced with challenges or uncertainties, remember God’s question to Moses: “What is that in your hand?” It’s a gentle reminder that your abilities, no matter how modest, can be used for a greater purpose. Allow God to guide and empower you to make a difference in the lives of those around you.
In conclusion, dear Christian, hold onto your metaphorical staff with confidence. Trust that God can turn the ordinary into the extraordinary. As you go about your journey, let the question linger in your heart: What is that in your hand? May your response echo with the recognition of God’s unique gifts in your life.
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