Moses and the 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. 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. So Moses thought, “I will go over and see this strange sight—why the bush does not burn up.”
When the Lord saw that he had gone over to look, God called to him from within the bush, “Moses! Moses!”
And Moses said, “Here I am.”
“Do not come any closer,” God said. “Take off your sandals, for the place where you are standing is holy ground.” Then he said, “I am the God of your father, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac and the God of Jacob.” At this, Moses hid his face, because he was afraid to look at God.
The Lord said, “I have indeed seen the misery of my people in Egypt. I have heard them crying out because of their slave drivers, and I am concerned about their suffering. So I have come down to rescue them from the hand of the Egyptians and to bring them up out of that land into a good and spacious land, a land flowing with milk and honey—the home of the Canaanites, Hittites, Amorites, Perizzites, Hivites and Jebusites. And now the cry of the Israelites has reached me, and I have seen the way the Egyptians are oppressing them. So now, go. I am sending you to Pharaoh to bring my people the Israelites out of Egypt.”
But Moses said to God, “Who am I that I should go to Pharaoh and bring the Israelites out of Egypt?”
And God said, “I will be with you. And this will be the sign to you that it is I who have sent you: When you have brought the people out of Egypt, you will worship God on this mountain.”
God does God’s work but all through the Bible there are stories of God choosing humans to do the things that God has promised. Imagine what it was like for Moses and the others God has called on. They were ordinary people living ordinary lives. People like us.
God has never stopped choosing us. He has never stopped appointing us. He needs us to be His voice, His hands, and His feet here on earth. He wants us to say “yes” when He comes into our lives and asks us to do things that may push us out of our comfort zone.
Many of us pretend to not hear Him or believe that He cannot possibly be talking to us. But He is…all the time.
You too are chosen by God. You are being appointed to do God’s work—to fulfill the very purpose of why God created you.
Like Moses, you may not feel worthy but do not hesitate to say “Yes, Lord. Here I am”.
For in doing so, your life will be changed forever and God will be with you always.