Burning anything can be a fascinating experiment. I know that I have lost my self for a minute or two gazing into a fire, watching the embers grow. Fire seems to be alive. For a roaming shepherd seeing a fire on the side of a mountain isn’t unbelievable. Lightning happens, but to see a bush just burn and burn, that’s a little odd. God grabbed Moses attention.
At this point in his life Moses was 80 years old. Most of us at 80 are long past ready for retirement; God had different plans for Moses. Moses had lived two lives. He grew up as a prince of Egypt. He had the finest training, the best of everything. At the age of 40 he tried to lead a rebellion. He wanted to lead God’s people out of Egypt. It didn’t go so well. Moses had to flee his home as a wanted murderer. The second half of Moses life wasn’t quite so exciting. He was a shepherd. He had a family. At age 80 after two life times of ups and downs he was finally ready.
Sometimes God waits until there seems to be no hope. He waits until we are past our prime. He waits until all that is left is for people to hope in him. He does this not as some grand puppet master, but as a gracious God who hears the cry of his people. God acts to save. God doesn’t call us to understand, but to trust. Watch as we work through through these two fascinating chapters of Scripture and how Moses was called back into God’s public service. God would lead his people out of Egypt.
This is the fifth Bible Class on our summer series – VIC: Very Important Chapters of the Bible.
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