“And when Moses saw it, he wondered at the sight: and as he drew near to behold it, the voice of the Lord came unto him, Saying, I am the God of thy fathers … I have seen, I have seen the affliction of My people which is in Egypt, and I have heard their groaning, and I come down to deliver them. AND NOW COME, I WILL SEND THEE INTO EGYPT” (Acts 7:31-34).
After 40 years of tending sheep in the wilderness, Moses had, more than likely, become very comfortable with his lot in life. After 40 years away from Egypt, and the needs of the Jewish people, no doubt, their cries were no longer a major concern for Moses.
That was until THE BURNING BUSH!
It was at the burning bush that everything changed for Moses. It was at the burning bush that Moses experienced a visitation form the Living God and became reacquainted with the needs of his people once again.
Every one of God’s people need a “burning bush” experience. It is at the “burning bush” that we behold God and hear God’s voice. It is at the “burning bush” that we get a good and much needed glimpse of God’s heart for those who are without help and without hope. It is at the “burning bush” that we receive “the call.”
There are needs all over the world! There are physical and spiritual needs all over the world! All over the world the cries of the people, whether we hear them or not, are heard by God. God is looking for men and women today, who like Moses of old, will give themselves to be “deliverers” sent by God. His voice can still be heard from the burning bush, but more often than not it is in a still, small whisper. As one author noted:
Still, I’ve come to believe that hearing the quiet whisper of the transcendent God is one of the most extraordinary privileges in all of life— and potentially the most transforming dynamic in the Christian faith. When people hear from heaven, they are rarely the same again. When the sovereign God chooses to communicate with someone— whether eight, eighteen or eighty years old— that person’s world is rocked. … Whispers can be dangerous things. They can come with huge price tags. … Therefore it should come as no surprise that a certain number of whispers that come our way will drive us to our knees and stretch our faith like nothing else can.
Now, here’s the question: Are we looking for the burning bush? Are we listening for the voice of God? Are we willing to go where the need is great?
Just taking a few moments to reflect on the burning bush!!!