#297 Finding God in the Mysteries of every day
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Exodus 3:4 When the Lord saw that he turned aside to look, God called to him from the midst of the bush and said, “Moses, Moses!” And he said, “Here I am.”
What is more remarkable here, the fact that the bush was not consumed, or the fact that God used the fire and the place and the bush and the moment to get Moses attention? It was imperative for Moses life and calling to see and understand that God was not some idea or statue, or contrivance of man. Here God presented himself to a man of vast experiences in the court of the pharaoh, and in the wilderness, and in the pastures of Midian. In order to gain Moses attention for tthe task he would undertake for the Lord he needed to see God as something wholly beyond his scope of understanding. Moses simple response, “Here I am,” speaks volumes about the character of Moses.
He may have been ready to just accept this as another experience, but he was not about to show fear; respect, yes, but fear no. He did not speak except to answer simply. He asked for nothing, and when commanded to undertake the enormous and risky task of going to the Israelites he demurred. But, in the end Moses went and so began the greatest epic journey of all time.
What can we learn from this exchange? Perhaps on the surface you are ready to accept this as just another fantastical Bible story best told to children. Not so my friend. Herein lies the ground of every calling of God upon the human spirit. Three things. 1.) Face up to God however he appears to you. 2.) Hear His command. 3.) Go, and to the very best of your ability carry out his command.