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?” God said to Moses, “I am who I am.” And he said, “Say this to the people of Israel: ‘I am has sent me to you.’” God also said to Moses, “Say this to the people of Israel: ‘The Lord, the God of your fathers, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob, has sent me to you.’ This is my name forever, and thus I am to be remembered throughout all generations.Exodus 3:13-15
Here in Exodus, Moses was tending to his father-in-law’s flock when he came upon a burning bush. Although the bush was covered in flames, it never burnt. Then, something amazing happened. God called out to Moses through the bush. He told Moses of His plan to save His people who were captive in Egypt. God would send Moses. When Moses asked, “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?” (Exodus 3:13) God replied, “I am who I am.” (Exodus 3:14)
So what does that mean? When God says, “I am who I am,” He is saying that his is self-existent. He does not have to rely on others. This attribute makes God categorically different from all creation. This name also speaks to his eternality. From eternity past to the present to eternity future, God always has been and always will be. Forever He can say, “I am.”
For this entry, I used the stamps and stickers to write out “I am Whoo I am”. I also used one of the adorable owl stickers and a couple of die cut leaves. For the background, I used a spotty dot stamp and black ink to add some interest. I highlighted the verse using the same ink I used with the I Am stamp and then underlined the verses. I added a tab at the top and a few alpha stickers from a past kit.