God at Work in Unusual Places

It was just another day. He was there tending to his father-in-law’s sheep in the wilderness. Something catches his eye. It looks unusual. A bush on fire, but it seems it is not being consumed by the fire. His next choice is a choice that puts his life on a new course. It is a reminder on how God speaks to us today.

So Moses said, “ I must turn aside now and see this marvelous sight, why the bush is not burned up (Exodus 3:3, NASB).” Before Moses decided to investigate this burning bush, “an angel of the LORD appeared to him in a blazing fire from the midst of a bush (2).” It isn’t until Moses takes note of the burning bush that God calls to him: “When the LORD saw that he turned aside to look, God called to him from the midst of the bush and said, ‘Moses, Moses!’ And he said, ‘Here I am (4).’”

God did not just call Moses as he tended the sheep, he first waited to see if Moses noticed his angel in the burning bush. In the course of your day, as you tend to your job in the wilderness, what happens when you notice something out of the ordinary? Do you go and investigate it or do you shrug it off? Sometimes God is trying to get our attention in the smallest way to see if we notice He is at work. Your response could change the course of your life.

© 2023, Chris G. Thelen

Then He said, “Do not come near here; remove your sandals from your feet, for the place on which you are standing is holy ground.” He said also, “I am the God of your father, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob.” Then Moses hid his face, for he was afraid to look at God. – Exodus 3:5-6 (NASB)

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