The next 40 years are also passed over in a few short verses. The refrain of the next few chapters is that God hears their cries, is concerned and acts. When God acts in salvation, He sends a saviour. The burning bush is the symbol of our Presbyterian Church.
* Holy God, there is none but You to save us. Please help us know You better today from Your word.
“He looked, and behold, the bush was burning, yet it was not consumed.”
Here is a marvellous thing!
Wood and leaves on fire, and yet the fire was not burning them up.
Sitting around a campfire can be a great experience, watching the flames dance, the cinders spark, the coals ebb and flow.
The wood burns. You add more wood.
Yet here Moses saw a very different thing.
A bush on fire but not consumed.
When the Holy Spirit inhabits us, as we have been born again – We do not become meat puppets, not robots. Who we are is not burned up.
Yet the Spirit does live in us.
But we are still the individuals God created in His image.
It is a marvellous thing!
* Dear God,
We are frail jars of clay – Please may Your light shine through us today, Your Spirit in-dwelling, Your power at work refining us.
Please fix our eyes on You today.