Exodus 4:2″ And the Lord said unto him, What is that in thine hand? And he said, A rod.” God was about to show off His power by turning the rod into a snake, but it was more than that. The rod in that day was what identified a man. Men would have special carvings or art work in their rod and it is what made Moses, Moses. Babe Ruth’s bat in the Baseball hall of fame museum has markings in it too. After each homerun, he would put a special mark of carving in the bat. When Moses put down his rod, he was losing his identity and was willing to be identified with Christ. God wants us to identify with Him too. Who we are is outlined for us in the Bible and ultimately that should be how we identify ourselves.