Our reading this morning is a familiar one and therein lies its danger.
Listen with fresh ears to hear what new thing you might learn on the occasion of our last in a series of worship services focusing on Good’s good Creation.
Is what is on offer here a test or is it a miracle?
Is it a challenge or an invitation?
Is it a call to action?
Is it just a reminder that God exists in the middle of any and all things?
Reading from the third chapter of Exodus, verses 1-5, we hear again the story of Moses at the Burning Bush
Moses was keeping the flock of his father-in-law Jethro, the priest of Midian;
he led his flock beyond the wilderness, and came to Horeb, the mountain of God.
There the angel of the Lord appeared to him in a flame of fire out of a bush;
he looked, and the bush was blazing, yet it was not consumed.
Then Moses said: “I must turn aside and look at this great sight, and see why the bush is not burned up.”
When the Lord saw that he had turned aside to see,
God called to him out of the bush, “Moses, Moses!”
And he said, “Here I am.”
Then he said, “Come no closer! Remove the sandals from your feet,
for the place on which you are standing is holy ground.”
For the word of God in scripture, for the word of God among us, for the word of God within us, thanks be to God!