Read Exodus 3:1-12
"Come now therefore, and I will send thee unto Pharoah, that thou mayest bring forth my people the children of Israel out of Egypt" (v. 10).
God must get a person's attention before He can speak to him. God used a very unusual happening to get the attention of Moses. The burning bush is not the only impressive thing; the location is as well, as the Scripture says, "the backside of the desert."
The Lord gave me the privilege several years to visit the Holy Land. While in the desert region of southern Lebanon, a small bush growing there was pointed out as perhaps the kind of bush that Moses witnesses burning but not being consumed. It seemed to be a very unlikely place for such an extraordinary event.
This showed not only the power of God, but also His care to make sure Moses got His message. God also prepared the atmosphere by hallowing the sandy ground upon which Moses was standing. The first response of Moses was, "Here am I."
Moses was rightly humbled that God would call him for such a mission. He wanted to be sure the call was from God. God gave him ample assurance that He would go with him.
It is encouraging to know that if God calls us, He will go with us. (Burl A McClanahan)
What would it take for God to get your attention?
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Photo Credit: "Desert Bushes" by greeblie used under CC BY 2.0 / Cropped.