Calvary United Methodist Church
Thursday, December 03, 2020
Open Hearts, Open Minds, Open Doors!

Monthly reminder


 Monthly Reminder                  

           Calvary United Methodist Church

            Walcott, Iowa 52773


Moses said to the Lord, “Pardon your servant, Lord. I have never been eloquent, neither in the past nor since you have spoken to your servant. I am slow of speech and tongue.”
Lord said to him, “Who gave human beings their mouths? Who makes them deaf or mute? Who gives them sight or makes them blind? Is it not I, the Lord?  Now go; I will help you speak and will teach you what to say.”
 But Moses said, “Pardon your servant, Lord. Please send someone else.”
Then the Lord’s anger burned against Moses and he said, “What about your brother, Aaron the Levite? I know he can speak well. He is already on his way to meet you, and he will be glad to see you. You shall speak to him and put words in his mouth; I will help both of you speak and will teach you what to do.  He will speak to the people for you, and it will be as if he were your mouth and as if you were God to him.  But take this staff in your hand so you can perform the signs with it.” (Exodus 4)

Have you ever felt that you were called to do something that you didn’t feel fit for? Have you ever struggled to figure out how you are going to make your way in this world? Have you taken the time to talk to God about it?

In this story in Exodus God has called Moses to lead His people out of Egypt. He is giving him orders, and explaining to him what he should do, and how to go about it. Even with all of the mighty signs and wonders that God is preparing for Moses, he still doesn’t feel comfortable speaking.

Although the scripture reads that God’s anger burned against Moses, it also reads that he comes up with a plan to support Moses so that he doesn’t have to speak alone. All throughout the story God is reminding Moses that he will lead them, he will teach them, and he will guide them. God says, “I will help both of you speak and will teach you what to do.”

Perhaps we aren’t leading slaves out of Egypt. Perhaps God hasn’t revealed himself to us in a burning bush. We certainly are not Moses, or Aaron. However, God has a plan for each of our lives. God is always calling us to follow him faithfully in the areas of life that we have connection and influence. Are you listening to the call of God on your life? Are you responding?

If not, why not? God is the one who promises to lead us and guide us. All throughout the New Testament we are reminded that God will never leave us or forsake us. What a beautiful gift that is! He loves you deeply, and part of that love is to help you come to realize all of who you are, and all of the gifts you have, some which you are very aware of, and some of which may be laying dormant in your life.

May the Lord Bless you and Keep you, May he strengthen you, and provide you courage and protection in the places he calls you, and May you walk faithfully as he invites you to participate in his awesome and beautiful work of loving him and loving one another.    ~~Pastor Joy~~

December First, join us as we focus on a beginning, the Advent of Hope, Love, Joy, and Peace. ~~Pastor Al~~ that’s what we believe we see in the world, but because