Scripture Reading: Exodus 3:1-17
According to Exodus 3:1-17, Moses was going about his daily task when he had an encounter with God through a burning bush on Mount Horeb. It was not unusual for bushes to burn in the blazing sun, but what was phenomenal about this bush is that it continued to burn and was not consumed. And the burning bush was talking.
God had a conversation through the bush and appointed Moses to lead the Israelites out of Egypt and into the promised land.
Meditate on how God appeared and spoke to Moses through the burning bush (vss. 1-6), and then the revelation of God to Moses as God spoke to him (vss. 7-15).
Moses approached God with reverence. He did not go to a holy God in the same way he would approach one of his sheep. Therefore, Moses took off his shoes to symbolize his humility. We see here a coming together of God's holiness and Moses' humility.
During the Lenten season, do as Moses did. Approach the holy God with humility.
Certainly you will not hear God speak to you through a burning bush, but listen as He speaks to you as you go about your daily business. Like Moses, God wants to give you a life changing experience. However, you must "take off your shoes" at your own "burning bush" and have a one-on-one conversation with God. Then be obedient and follow His instructions.
Today, you are invited to read and reflect on Exodus 3:1-17 throughout Day 2 of the Lenten season. Tomorrow you are invited to read and meditate on Day 3 of the Lenten season.