Saturday, January 31, 2009
God turns the ordinary into extraordinary
You may know the story.
Moses has followed the sheep for 40 years. It was his routine. Comfortable. Repetitious. Predictable. No, he was not rich, as he had been. His former life of glory and power and wealth and influence we all gone. For good. He would die in the desert, a mere shepherd.
But one day something happened. No warning.
A bush was on fire. The fire was not going out.
And a voice came out of the bush.
Here is the actual text...
3 Moses said, "What's going on here? I can't believe this! Amazing! Why doesn't the bush burn up?"
4 God saw that he had stopped to look. God called to him from out of the bush, "Moses! Moses!"
He said, "Yes? I'm right here!"
5 God said, "Don't come any closer. Remove your sandals from your feet. You're standing on holy ground."
6 Then he said, "I am the God of your father: The God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, the God of Jacob."
Moses hid his face, afraid to look at God."
There was lots of sand around there. What made THIS little patch of sand holy?
The presence of God was there.
What makes us holy? We are as ordinary as the sand around Moses.
The presence of God in our lives...
Think about that!