Derek Smith 

Lead Pastor 

Exodus 3:13-14

 Then Moses said to God, “If I come to the people of Israel and say to them, ‘The God of your fathers has sent me to you,’ and they ask me, ‘What is his name?’ what shall I say to them?” 14 God said to Moses, “I AM WHO I AM.”

When Moses saw the bush that was on fire and yet was not consumed He was greatly perplexed. He goes over to investigate and the Lord calls out to him there exhorting him to remove His sandals because He was standing on Holy Ground. The Lord then proceeds to call Moses to a task that was beyond his ability and somewhat even his willingness to perform. So, in his hesitancy he asks what name he is to give the Hebrew people when asked who sent him. It is here we learn the covenant name of God…….I AM. The famous tetragrammaton, YHWH in the Hebrew, and later the vowels A and E were added to give us YAHWEH. 

What’s in a name you ask? Everything. Your name is the defining characteristic of who you are, and for the Lord we learn here that HE IS. God was telling Moses here not to worry about all the details, in essence he was saying, “Moses, whatever you and the people need…..I AM.” Today, whatever you need HE IS. You need provision….HE IS. You need healing…..HE IS. You need peace…..HE IS. You need salvation…..JESUS IS! May we never forget that our self-existent, eternal, all powerful God is all we will ever need. So, whatever situation or circumstance you face today, though it may be over your head it is under His feet! He is the Great I AM!