Then Moses and Aaron returned to Egypt and called all the elders of Israel together. Aaron told them everything the Lord had told Moses, and Moses performed the miraculous signs as they watched. Then the people of Israel were convinced that the Lord had sent Moses and Aaron. When they heard that the Lord was concerned about them and had seen their misery, they bowed down and worshiped.—Exodus 4:29-31, NLT
After 400 years of exile in Egypt, many of the Israelites had lost their faith that God would help them. Under the racism and slavery and a thousand and one indignities they suffered dailty, some of them naturally despaired. But other cried out to the Lord. When Moses and Aaron came delaring the moment of the Lord —with signs and evidences to prove it—the people bowed down and worshiped God, who had heard their cries.
Voluntary migration in itself stands as evidence of new hope. The fact that people have risen to go means that change has begun. Futhermore, God’s immigrants know that they have sought divine support for their plans. The Bible reveals that God loves immigrants and hears their cry—that immigrants play an important role in God’s plans for the world. The Lord whose name means “I am with you” offers you support .
What are the signs around you that communicate the presence of God? Open your eyes and look. Consider the evidences of God in your life. Maybe this very Bible study convinces you that God is concerned about you and has seen your suffering. If you conclude that God sees you, bow down and worship God. Just as God accompanied the Israelites, God will go with you every step of the way.
Dr. Joseph Castleberry is President of Northwest University in Kirkland Washington. He is the author of Your Deepest Dream: Discovering God’s Vision for Your Life and The Kingdom Net: Learning to Network Like Jesus. Follow him on Twitter at @DrCastleberry and at http://www.facebook.com/Joseph.Castleberry.