030302 Finding God in the Mystery of every day
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Exodus 3 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.” …
Why do you suppose God chose this method to get Moses’ attention? Could it have something to do with the pragmatic man who needed something totally out of the realm of his understanding in order to get his attention? Think about the man’s history. He was if anything a survivor. He was also from all appearances isolated and exiled from everything he had grown up to understand and claim as his own.
Was there ever a time in your own life when God made himself known to you? Understand, He is in no way obligated to do so. When people ask the “Why” question about human tragedy and suffering they need to come to grips with the idea that there are only two answers to that question. Because! And Why not! Because people have chosen sin over righteousness, dark over light, self-rule over Godliness. (Romans 1:18-32) Why not, even harder to swallow is the fact that no one deserves favor from God. (Romans 3:23)
Moses’ big problem was his great strength of will and clear character. He knew he could do it all. When he finally was singled out by God for God’s special purposes Moses was driven to his knees in humility.
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