Scripture: Exodus 3: 1-7
Moses was keeping the flock of his father-in-law Jethro, the priest of Midian; he led his flock beyond the wilderness, and came to Horeb, the mountain of God. 2 There the angel of the Lord appeared to him in a flame of fire out of a bush; he looked, and the bush was blazing, yet it was not consumed. 3 Then Moses said, “I must turn aside and look at this great sight, and see why the bush is not burned up.” 4 When the Lord saw that he had turned aside to see, God called to him out of the bush, “Moses, Moses!” And he said, “Here I am.” 5 Then he said, “Come no closer! Remove the sandals from your feet, for the place on which you are standing is holy ground.” 6 He said further, “I am the God of your father, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob.” And Moses hid his face, for he was afraid to look at God. 7 Then the Lord said, “I have observed the misery of my people who are in Egypt; I have heard their cry on account of their taskmasters. Indeed, I know their sufferings.
Moses was rescued from the waters, grew up in luxury, then returned to his own people. He became a runaway in the wilderness until the burning bush caught his attention. His curiosity and exploration led to a great discovery.
Moses’ encounter with God through the burning bush enabled him to find his identity and fulfill God’s purpose for him. Moses experienced a revelation, a theophany, and a call. There is a flame within each of us, and just as Moses drew closer to the burning bush to investigate it, we should draw closer to the flame within us and allow God to speak. God is calling us to serve the kingdom. God wants us to turn our attention to something that requires our help. You are a burning bush. Can you own the flame within you and reveal God to others? Can we open our eyes to the needs around us and bring some holy ground to people and places who need to experience God’s love through us?