“Now when forty years had passed, an angel appeared to him in the wilderness of Mount Sinai, in the flame of a burning bush. When Moses saw it, he was amazed at the sight; and as he approached to look, there came the voice of the Lord: ‘I am the God of your ancestors, the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob.’ Moses began to tremble and did not dare to look. Then the Lord said to him, ‘Take off the sandals from your feet, for the place where you are standing is holy ground. I have surely seen the mistreatment of my people who are in Egypt and have heard their groaning, and I have come down to rescue them. Come now, I will send you to Egypt.’ “It was this Moses whom they rejected when they said, ‘Who made you a ruler and a judge?’ and whom God now sent as both ruler and liberator through the angel who appeared to him in the bush. He led them out, having performed wonders and signs in Egypt, at the Red Sea, and in the wilderness for forty years. This is the Moses who said to the Israelites, ‘God will raise up a prophet for you from your own people as he raised me up.’ He is the one who was in the congregation in the wilderness with the angel who spoke to him at Mount Sinai, and with our ancestors; and he received living oracles to give to us. (Acts 7:30-38, NRSV)
The bush burned but wa snot consumed by the fire.
It was a miracle that would draw any of us to it.
But then the voice comes…
A voice comes from the burning bush. And it says, “I am the God of your ancestors, the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob.”
I am, not I was…
God is the God of all time, but that also implies that Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob are with God. God is still their God, as well as Moses’ as well as ours.
And that voice that called to Moses from the bush, calls to you today!
Listen, and follow where He is leading you to go.