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.
In the midst of what’s happening in Moses life, God has not forgotten his people. He has not forgotten his promises. God knew this was going to happen & that he’d eventually deliver them. He even told Abraham this hundreds of years before it happened (Genesis 15:13ff). It is this God who calls Moses to deliver his people from their oppression. He has heard their cries & lets Moses know he is the unchanging God. This is the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. He is also the God we trust with our lives.
What we need to remember is that even though the Lord hears our cries, his timing is not ours. We must trust his timing, and know he will deliver his people in his timing.
Do you trust God to live up to his name?