Friday, December 10, 2021

Full-stop, Turn Aside


Moses & the burning bush (Exodus 3). Moses is out with the flock when he saw a bush on fire, but not being consumed. Curious, he thinks he should go to investigate. When Yahweh saw that he "turned aside to look"—it was then He called to Moses from within the bush and ultimately commissions him. God waited. He waited until Moses gave Him his full attention. This one-on-one, God with Moses (from the flame) sets the narrative for the rest of Exodus, God was in the flame. Moses trusted the flame. May we too, not keep God waiting—offering full stop, "turn aside." It is here that God speaks. Here, we take off our sandals, this place is holy, God’s presence—God’s word.