Day 31

But Moses said, “Pardon your servant, Lord. Please send someone else.”  Exodus 4:13 NIV

There is a recurring theme that comes from Moses in these three chapters.

Did you notice it?

There is no end to the excuses that Moses has for not doing the things that God asks him to do. I know that when I read it I can’t help but get frustrated with Moses.

I want to yell at the pages, “Suck it up. You are Moses! Get on with it!”

It is in that moment that I wonder if that is not how God thinks of me sometimes.

How often have I made excuses.  How often have I said, “Send someone else.”

As the guilt sets in, I am comforted as I remember that God was patient with Moses.

I pray God will continue to be patient with me.

Until then … today … Send Me.

Today, I am ready.

We’ll talk again tomorrow …


I am a United Methodist Pastor and have the privilege of serving as the Senior Pastor for the church of my childhood. I preach in a place I once was an acolyte. I love to preach, but more importantly I love to teach. I firmly believe that Faith Matters and should affect how we live. This blog is a place where I come to share the randomness that is life and faith ... and the intersection of the two.

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