But Moses said to God, “Who am I that I should go to Pharaoh, and that I should bring the children of Israel out of Egypt? ...But Moses said, “But suppose they will not believe me or listen to my voice; suppose they say, ‘The Lord has not appeared to you” (Exodus 3:11,4:1).
Sometimes it is easy for us as Christians to wonder at Moses as he was making excuses to God during the account at the burning bush. God’s thoughts, however, are higher than ours and He knew that through Moses His will would be accomplished. Like many Christians today, Moses said, “suppose they will not believe me or listen to my voice.” Have we as God’s children been avoiding our obligation of going out to teach lost souls and bring them to Christ? Do we think “they will not listen?” Do we not go to the Hindus, Muslims and others because of the same excuses Moses made? The Lord assured Moses by giving him signs, he obeyed and God’s will was carried out. While we don’t have signs today, we have full assurance and faith in God and His word, knowing that “He who believes and is baptized will be saved…” (Mark 16:16).
This past week the Lord taught me a lesson as I was conducting door-to-door evangelism. I knocked a door where a Muslim lady opened it. At first I was not sure if she would even invite me into her house since I introduced myself as a member of the Lord’s church. What a big surprise when she said, “welcome.” I was a little scared when she said, “let me call my husband and let him know what we are doing because he is on his way here.” We studied for about 20 minutes and then the husband arrived. The man was happy to see me in his house. He sat down and we continued the study. At the end of the class, I was surprised to hear them invite me back for another study. I returned a few days later, and since we are serving the righteous God who promised to give the increase, I am happy to report that the lady is now our sister in Christ. Her name is Sarah and her husband’s name is Abdul. I am still studying with both of them. Abdul has been quite busy this last week but with your prayers, God will grant him more time to study and continue to see the truth.
Thank you all for your prayers and support.
May the Lord give us all strength and faith as we labor for Him in His kingdom.
Your servant in His Vineyard,
ACSOP, Assistant Director