Moses, at the burning bush, asked Him, “What is your name?” God responded, “I am who I am.” We often refer to God as the Great I AM. Chief Rabbi Jonathan Sacks says that our English translation is too limited. When translated from the Hebrew, it is “I will be who, how, where, I will be.” I love this. This means God will surprise us and we can’t confine Him to the limits of our language, our thoughts, or our dreams.
I often want to put earthly limits on what God can or will do for His children forgetting the magnitude of the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ.
16-18 “This is how much God loved the world: He gave his Son, his one and only Son. And this is why: so that no one need be destroyed; by believing in him, anyone can have a whole and lasting life. God didn’t go to all the trouble of sending his Son merely to point an accusing finger, telling the world how bad it was. He came to help, to put the world right again. Anyone who trusts in him is acquitted; anyone who refuses to trust him has long since been under the death sentence without knowing it. And why? Because of that person’s failure to believe in the one-of-a-kind Son of God when introduced to him. (John 3:16-18 MSG).
It is the Easter season in the Christian church. We celebrate this death and resurrection. I am reminded that He is the Great I AM. I am reminded that He will be who, how and where He will be. I can’t contain Him and I don’t want to either. There is joy in resurrection. There is joy in letting Him surprise you with how He chooses to share that He is I Am.