John Austin Higginbotham
This is passage speaks to me and is a favorite story of mine from the Old Testament. A burning bush which is not consumed, a dude out in the middle of nowhere with his sheep, staffs turning into snakes and back again; this is one of the most interesting stories in the Bible to me. But the thing that speaks to me the most is the theme of God’s continuous interest and activity amongst us, His people. Throughout all of the dialogue, a major point is made: God has continually watched over us. God hears our cries when we are in need and oppressed by the world around us. And God actively intervenes to help His people when it comes time. Not only does he care and intervene for us, but much of the time he uses us or our fellow man to do so. He actively equips us to carry out this work. It’s one of the most beautiful things to behold. As Christians we refer to the Holy Spirit given unto us as his present activity in the world. And just as with Moses being called to affect the world around him and help rescue God’s people, so we Christians are called to rescue the world around us in the name of Christ and under the direction of the Holy Spirit.
Oh Lord, allow us to hear Your call just as Moses did in the burning bush. More than that, help us to answer that call to change the world around us. I know You have plans for us, and only we can accomplish them. Lord we love You and trust You, help us to hear You too.