“The LORD said, ‘I have indeed seen the misery of my people…I have heard them crying out…and I am concerned about their suffering. So I have come down to rescue them…the cry…has reached me…So now, go. I am sending you.'” (Ex 3:7–10, NIV 1984).
My Musings – When my son was very little, just barely walking, he needed to hold my hand when we crossed the street or stepped out into the parking lot at the shopping center. But his outstretched hand could not quite reach mine. So I needed to stoop to reach down and take his hand.
God is so far above us that there is no way our we could ever reach Him on our own. So He comes down. He came down to Moses. He came down in the person of Christ. He will return down at the consummation of the ages. In the meantime, when He sees the misery, the crying, the suffering — He sends us.
“God, why don’t You do something?” He did. He sent His Son. His Son built His Church. He empowered us with the Holy Spirit.
“Somebody should do something!” Somebody doesn’t belong to Christ. The Body belongs to Christ. We are members of The Body. It’s up to us to do something.
I woke up this morning
Saw a world full of trouble now, thought
How’d we ever get so far down, and
How’s it ever gonna turn around
So I turned my eyes to Heaven
I thought, “God, why don’t You do something?”
Well, I just couldn’t bear the thought of
People living in poverty
Children sold into slavery
The thought disgusted me
So, I shook my fist at Heaven
Said, “God, why don’t You do something?”
He said, “I did, yeah, I created you” (now listen)
If not us, then who
If not me and you
Right now, it’s time for us to do something, yeah
If not now, then when
Will we see an end
To all this pain
Oh, it’s not enough to do nothing
It’s time for us to do something’
— Matthew West
My Advice – “If not us , then who?” “If not me and you?” If not now, then when?” There are so many things we could be involved in. Why not the things God is sending us to do?