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Exodus 3:13-14
Moses said to God, “Suppose I go to the Israelites and say to them, ‘The God of your fathers has sent me to you,’ and they ask me, ‘What is his name?’ Then what shall I tell them?”  God said to Moses, “I am who I am.

Gracious God, as we come to You this morning we reflect upon the challenges of waiting and expectation. The expectation of football victory after years of waiting, the expectation of ‘Freedom Day’ after months of waiting for restrictions to lift. Emotions run high as we sense the next stage of a journey filled with expectation, uncertainty, opportunity, potential disappointment and challenge. And so it is good and right this morning to come to You, Lord God, to remind ourselves of the certainty and the fulfilment of all our expectations through You, our Creator God. As qualities of leadership are discussed and scrutinised in every corner of society, in Jesus Christ, Your Son, we see the One who epitomises the very core of leadership, a man who showed us how to respond with wisdom, with empathy, with integrity and with love, who exceeded all expectations when He said ‘Come to me and I will give you life in all its fulness, I will give you peace’. And so amidst the turmoils of the day we come to You, and we give thanks, Amen.