2012-03-03 - 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 desert 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. So Moses thought, `I will go over and see this strange sightwhy 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.' Exodus 3:1-4 (NIV)
The story of Moses and the burning bush is familiar. If we read further, we see that God is calling Moses to lead the people of Israel out of Egypt. And Moses reluctantly does what God is instructing him to do with Pharaoh, the ruler of Egypt.
When God called him, Moses was going about his daily business, which was tending his father-in-law's flock. Moses was working at his profession. Moses was an ordinary man, called by God to perform an extraordinary task.
How about us today? As we are performing our ordinary, daily roles in life, God calls us too. He beckons to us to help the sick, feed the hungry, spread the Gospel, and numerous other tasks, too. How will we respond? What will we do? Will we use our talents to perform extraordinary deeds for God?