2013-08-22 / Church

Today’s Meditation

A Blended Background
From The Upper Room
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Read Exodus 2:1-10

The Lord said to Moses, “I have raised you up for this very purpose, that I might show you my power and that my name might be proclaimed in all the earth.”

- Exodus 9:16 (NIV)

I’m an adopted Korean who grew up in the United States. My husband came to the U.S. as an international student from Korea and remained in the states to work. Because of our backgrounds, we have been able to reach out to other international families. A year ago, we moved from California to South Korea for my husband’s job. I was devastated to leave my former life. Now, we are living in South Korea, and I don’t speak the language. I keep asking, “Why am I here, God? What am I supposed to do?” God reminded me of Moses, who was adopted by Pharaoh’s daughter. Though a Hebrew, he was raised as an Egyptian. God used Moses and his blended culture in reaching out to and leading God’s people. “I have raised you up for this very purpose,” says Exodus 9:16. God has a purpose for me in Korea. I know part of it is to witness Christ’s love to the people around me. As I pray and seek the Lord, God reveals little by little what I am to do. Whatever our circumstances and background, God has a plan and purpose for us.

Tina M. Cho

(Seoul, South Korea)

Thought for the Day: Go to devotional. upperroom.org/blog to see photos of Tina, her husband, and her parents.

Prayer: Dear God, thank you for showing us that you can use us and our various cultural backgrounds. Help us to fulfill your purposes wherever we are. Amen.

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