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THE "I AM THAT I AM"

From the December 1928 issue of The Christian Science Journal


When the Lord sent him on his mission to free the children of Israel from their Egyptian bondage, Moses said unto God: "Behold, when I come unto the children of Israel, and shall say unto them, The God of your fathers hath sent me unto you; and they shall say to me, What is his name? what shall I say unto them?" And we read, "God said unto Moses, I AM THAT I AM: and he said, Thus shalt thou say unto the children of Israel, I AM hath sent me unto you. " This mission of Moses, the obedient servant of God, was certainly a mission of love; for to free the Israelites from hard, unjust labor, in the midst of sin, idolatry, and estrangement from the true, living God, was seemingly a very difficult task, one that needed the inspiration of love under God's protecting care.