When God presented Himself in the burning bush to Moses, He called out to him. He summoned Moses to Himself and interacted with him on his level. He comforted Moses’s insecurities by promising to be with him. God gave His name as the authority by which Moses would lead the Israelites (Exodus 3:14). God’s personal name. I am who I am. Jehovah.
“Men may know that thou, whose name alone is JEHOVAH,
art the most high over all the earth.” Psalm 83:18
I love that Jehovah, God Most High, is relational. He doesn’t sit in heaven and move us like pieces around a chessboard to entertain Himself. He could have. He is God, after all. But God is so good to us! He was present in the garden with Adam and Eve. He was present with Moses. He was present with the Israelites in the Temple. His Son was present on earth to be our sacrificial lamb. He sent His Holy Spirit to be present in all believers. The lesson I learn from all of this? Our Jehovah wants to interact with us.
Not only does He want to interact and build relationships with us, but it’s such a deep desire that He condescends Himself to interact with you and me on our level, just like with Moses. The word “condescend” seems so, well, condescending, but it perfectly illustrates the difference between how awesome God is and how awesome we…aren’t.
But even in all our imperfect mess, we are His beloved creation. He made US – not fish, not monkeys, not kangaroos – in His image. We are special to Him. He doesn’t want to be separate from us. He wants us to spend eternity with Him (II Peter 3:9). He cares! He has never stopped caring, and He never will stop caring.
“Draw nigh to God, and he will draw nigh to you.” James 4:8
And yet, even knowing all of this, my response to His love can be lacking at times. God Most High, the God of the universe, wants to spend time with ME, but my attention gets drawn elsewhere. Sometimes many elsewheres when really I should drop everything to sit at my Savior’s feet to listen and talk to Him (Luke 10:38-42). There is nothing more fulfilling or satisfying than getting to know Jehovah.
“The Lord thy God in the midst of thee is mighty;
he will save, he will rejoice over thee with joy;
he will rest in his love, he will joy over thee with singing.”
Family Radio Staff