The beginning of Exodus moves quickly. In the span of two chapters we’ve covered 80 years. It begins simple enough. A mother gives birth to a son and hides him until she is no longer able. Pharaoh’s daughter adopts this baby. The baby grows up as a prince of Egypt, knowing he’s a Hebrew. He commits murder and flees to Midian. In Midian, this man becomes a shepherd, gets married, and raises a family. Then he meets God.
All these events are orchestrated by God and is the plan he will use to deliver his people from their oppression. In this, we learn God’s name, which is Yahweh or “I AM THAT I AM.” God is unchanging and hears the cries of his people. This is the God who called Moses. This is the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. He is also the God we trust with our lives.
Do you trust God to live up to his name?