fire from within a bush

Moses was tending the flock of Jethro his father-in-law, the priest of Midian, and he led the flock to the far side of the desert and came to Horeb, the mountain of God. There the angel of the LORD appeared to him in flames of fire from within a bush. Genesis 4:3-4

When God called Moses to lead His people out of slavery, Moses was a shepherd on the far side of the desert. So he already had some experience leading creatures who were stubborn, moody and disorganized. But he accepted God’s call to lead the chosen people to a promised land.

It wasn’t always easy, and Moses didn’t always do it right. But he did do it, and he did it well. He asked
God for help, and for patience, and for wisdom, and God gave him all of these things.

The Baby who was born at Christmas would face the same problems, leading his disciples and us to God. And although He didn’t make any mistakes, He still asked God for help, and for patience, and for wisdom.

Shouldn’t we?

For Advent, the fourth Tuesday.


About wally metts

Wally Metts is the daysman. He is director of graduate studies in communication at Spring Arbor University and is a pastor at Countryside Bible Church in Jonesville, MI. The father of four adult children, he and his wife Katie raise barn cats and Christmas trees in Michigan. His grandchildren call him Santa.

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