January 31, 2017 – Exodus 3:1-2

One day Moses was tending the flock of his father-in-law, Jethro, the priest of Midian. He led the flock far into the wilderness and came to Sinai, the mountain of God.  There the angel of the Lord appeared to him in a blazing fire from the middle of a bush. Moses stared in amazement. Exodus 3:1-2‘One day’…as I read and re-read this portion of scripture, I am struck how each day is the same as the day before until that One Day. The ‘One Day’ God appears and changes our life and our world. Did Moses react to the burning bush with the ‘wow’ symbol on Facebook, and scroll on? No.Moses wanted to look closer at this strange burning bush on the Mountain of God.  An angel in the middle of a burning bush? We might take out our i-phone, take a selfie, and send it to our closest friends. When God spoke to Moses, how did Moses respond?  How would you have responded?  Moses said the same thing as Samuel, Here I Am!Take off your sandals, you are standing on holy ground!  Anywhere the Lord is, is Holy Ground. His Presence is all around us, the Holy Spirit, Jesus sends is within us. When we love and accept Jesus as our Lord,  the way we choose to serve, love, and obey our Lord, becomes our worship and devotion to Him every living moment.How long as God been our I Am?  Since before He created the Heavens and the Earth.  The stories of those before and after Moses are written in the Old Testament and stored in our hearts as a testimony of his amazing Love. We are just one generational dot in time.  When time ends, will our children’s children be able to point to our steadfast faith? Will they hold fast to the I Am in future generations?  Will we say “Here I am!” to God each day?When the Lord saw Moses coming to take a closer look, God called to him from the middle of the bush, “Moses! Moses!” “Here I am!” Moses replied. “Do not come any closer,” the Lord warned. “Take off your sandals, for you are standing on holy ground. I am the God of your father—the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob.” Exodus 3:4-6