Acts 7:30-34 30 “Now when forty years had passed, an angel appeared to him in the wilderness of Mount Sinai, in the flame of a burning bush. 31 When Moses saw it, he was amazed at the sight; and as he approached to look, there came the voice of the Lord: 32 ‘I am the God of your ancestors, the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob.’ Moses began to tremble and did not dare to look. 33 Then the Lord said to him, ‘Take off the sandals from your feet, for the place where you are standing is holy ground. 34 I have surely seen the mistreatment of my people who are in Egypt and have heard their groaning, and I have come down to rescue them. Come now, I will send you to Egypt.’
Forty years go by.
Can you imagine yourself sitting in the desert with Moses?
An angel appeared in the flames of a burning bush, an amazing sight!
Then, the voice of the Lord came.
Trembling. “Don’t look!” Holy, holy ground.
Affliction, groaning. RESCUE!!
Stephen reminds us of the story. The Spirit was with him.
How will I remember the story today? Does the story burn in me? Do I hear the voice of the Lord today? Can I try to hear it more clearly tomorrow?
Sometimes Lent can seem like 40 years instead of 40 days. We’re just getting started. Lord, help me to listen and be amazed.
(c) 2018 Elaine Weber
SMI Board of Directors