"Who? Me?"

Ken Old

READ : Exodus 3:1-12

If we are serious about our faith we usually try to prepare ourselves adequately in response to God’s call for us to serve him. Sound belief, a good education and qualifications, training and volunteer work, church attendance, perhaps a year abroad – the list goes on and on.

When God calls me on that moonlit December night in Plymouth, England, I meet virtually none of the criteria, yet my life is being turned upside down.

My unseen visitor continues his message.

“God is going to put you in a land that is not your own land, among people of a different color, race, culture and creed. He will put you to work among boys, and he will bring it to pass.”

Like Moses, I object: “Who? Me? Why me?”

God’s selection process is curious. He chooses and uses the strangest people! Think of some of “God’s oddities” that you have met. Why, come to think of it, he could even use you!


Dear Lord, ahead of me is a service you intend me to perform. Teach me your way, lead me in it and use my life.