Thursday, September 12, 2013

Exodus 3:2 “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.”

Have you seen the horses that wear blinders near their eyes so they can only look forward?  It keeps them from being spooked or distracted by things going on around them.  I believe we live with blinders on most of the time.  We are taught from a young age not to stare at something or someone that is different.  We avert our eyes from anything we think is not good or right.  What if Moses had done that same thing when the burning bush appeared?  The scripture does not say he approached to put out flames or that he was worried about the blaze catching the desert on fire; he was intrigued and saw that the fire did not consume the bush.  He experienced the Lord in a whole new way because he looked and saw; he did not run away.  How has the Lord appeared to us and we either discounted it or averted our eyes because of fear or discomfort?  Invite the Lord to show you a burning bush.  His fire burns but it does not consume so let’s join Moses in coming closer to see this great sight.

Your fire still burns, light it anew in our hearts.  Take the embers and coals and heat them again with your blaze bringing us from cool to blazing hot with your love.  Keep your fire burning within us letting nothing douse it so that we are led by it always.  Thank you for opening Moses’ eyes and thank you for opening our eyes too.  Amen.