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. 2There 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. 3Then Moses said, “I must turn aside and look at this great sight, and see why the bush is not burned up.” 4When 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.” 5Then he said, “Come no closer! Remove the sandals from your feet, for the place on which you are standing is holy ground.” 6He 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. (Exodus 3:1-6, NRSV)
What would you do if you saw a Bush burning but it wasn’t being consumed?
And then as you got closer to it you heard a voice calling your name from it?
I would probably run away screaming and not continue closer and take my shoes off. I would be scared.
But Moses approaches and listens to God’s calling.
But we are all actually called to the Bush. To remove our shoes and to walk on the holy ground that God has placed before us.
Sometimes God has to go to the extreme to get our attention and make sure we are listening.
Are you ready to walk on holy ground and listen to God?