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That Burning Bush

Now Moses was tending the flock of Jethro his father-in-law, the priest of Midian, and he led the flock to the far side of the wilderness and came to Horeb, the mountain of God. 2 There the angel of the Lord appeared to him in flames of fire from within a bush. Moses saw that though the bush was on fire it did not burn up. 3 So Moses thought, “I will go over and see this strange sight—why the bush does not burn up.” Exodus 3:1-3

Isn’t it strange how most who have read this story would have a hard time recalling what Moses was doing when he saw the burning bush. He was a mere shepherd tending his father-in-law’s flocks.

Moses looked at the burning bush probably exactly how we would look at it: puzzled. It may have taken him a bit to realize the bush wasn’t burning out.

The burning bush would be a turning point in Moses’ life, even though he would give a variety of excuses of his insufficiencies and insecurities.

Still, God would use him to do great things. He would later be able to go back to this moment when God revealed himself to him. In all his upcoming doubts, he still had this moment. No one else would ever be able to understand the story when he would tell it but Moses would always have it to remember.

Throughout our lives God gives us these moments we can fall back on and remember when we have doubts and insecurities. God still makes these moments happen for our good.

Praise the Lord!

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