February 3, 2019
A rare calico lobster was recently discovered in a Maryland market. The attentive owner of the Ocean City Seafood accurately knew something was special about the oddly colored lobster. And just how special was this crustacean? According to the University of Maine’s Lobster institute, The chance of finding a calico lobster is considered to be one in thirty million. The mottled orange and black shell was named Eve and segregated from the other lobsters to “keep her safe.” But the other lobsters sensed the distinctive regality of the calico lobster and raided the barrier, broke it down, and huddled around Eve, protecting her. Eve will not be on her way to a dinner plate for some hungry patron. It’s on its way to be shown off in a Georgia Aquarium.
What does it mean to be a rare breed? How do we distinguish one in a thirty million treasure of truth? What separates the exclusively authentic never before seen heir of God?
This might be said of Moses who was considered the meekest man to ever live; this Scriptural epitaph is exclusively given to this one man. His beginning was in a bad place. Born under threat of execution by Pharaoh’s death command for all Israelite male children. He was hidden in an ark of bulrushes and covertly placed in the Nile river; where destiny’s current pulled him to the loving, compassionate, saving arms of Pharaoh’s daughter. Moses was a calico deliverer, a One in a billion leader. He was raised from the Nile, reared in Pharaoh’s household, forged from the fiery trials of exile, and called at a burning bush to something that could never have been done if someone’s hadn’t gotten Moses out of a bad place. Moses was drawn out of the water to one day divide waters with a Divine summoning staff at a Red Sea…listen now.