7 So Moses went back and summoned the elders of the people and set before them all the words the Lord had commanded him to speak. 8 The people all responded together, “We will do everything the Lord has said.” So Moses brought their answer back to the Lord.
9 The Lord said to Moses, “I am going to come to you in a dense cloud, so that the people will hear me speaking with you and will always put their trust in you.” Then Moses told the Lord what the people had said. Exodus 19:7-9
The Lord put a lot of trust in Moses when he was on the mountain. In fact, the Lord was building up Moses so that the people would trust him when he spoke to them. Moses was to be their messenger. Of course we’ve known that already, but God made it a point to showcase Moses as the spokesperson.
We are not entrusted to the extent Moses was, but God does entrusts us with our circle of friends and family. We can influence them like no other person in the world can. That, too, isn’t a secret to us, but it helps to be reminded of such trust.
Does that thought encourage you or overwhelm you? It encourages me because I realize I don’t have to “change” or “save” the whole world. The whole world is not my mission field.
My barbershop chorus and my co-workers are my mission field.