Our scripture this morning is ‭‭Exodus‬ ‭3‬:‭1‬-‭6‬.

Moses was keeping the flock of his father-in-law Jethro, the priest of Midian; he led his flock beyond the wilderness, and came to Horeb, the mountain of God. There the angel of the Lord appeared to him in a flame of fire out of a bush; he looked, and the bush was blazing, yet it was not consumed. Then Moses said, “I must turn aside and look at this great sight, and see why the bush is not burned up.” When the Lord saw that he had turned aside to see, God called to him out of the bush, “Moses, Moses!” And he said, “Here I am.” Then he said, “Come no closer! Remove the sandals from your feet, for the place on which you are standing is holy ground.” He said further, “I am the God of your father, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob.” And Moses hid his face, for he was afraid to look at God.

God can use most anything to get our attention. The burning bush was an unusual event and when Moses paused to examine it, God spoke to him. There he was, out in the desert, minding his own business when the God of all things inserted Himself into the situation.

Moses listened, but not without some reservations. Later in this chapter we read that he says “what if the Israelites won’t believe me, what if Pharaoh says no, I’m not really a public speaker”, a whole list of reasons he’s not qualified for the job. It shows us again that God picks whomever He chooses, not necessarily a person humans would deem fit for the work.

Does God need a burning bush to get our attention? What objections do we raise to avoid God’s call on our lives? The Lord has a task for every one of us, we must overcome our own excuses and allow Him to work through us to accomplish His purpose in the world.

Gracious God, while we are certainly not fit partners and You need no help from us, You still call us to be part of Your plan. Bless us to be energetic workers for Your kingdom, sharing Your love always and everywhere. Amen.

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