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Exodus 3:11 But Moses said to God, “Who am I that I should go to Pharaoh, and bring the Israelites out of Egypt?
When God calls Moses to lead the children of Israel out of bondage, God speaks from a burning bush that the flames do not consume. Moses comes up with numerous logical reasons that God should really call someone else, but in the end, he complies with God’s choice. For all his reluctance, Moses never denies that the burning bush is a sign and that the voice is God’s.
I wonder how often we have dismissed burning bushes as ordinary brush fires. Our doing so might explain any number of missed opportunities. May we all recognize God’s voice when God speaks to us. May we listen to it willingly, even if we don’t like what God has to say.