God sent Moses & Aaron, both in their eighties, to face the indomitable Pharoah. Age is never a barrier to be used by God to achieve great victories for Him. We are eternally young in God’s service. He can use us to help others in ways we cannot imagine. Listen to God’s voice from the burning bush. He might use you to achieve extraordinary exploits for Him. To hear clearly from God, we must live a life of purity, on holy ground. Our thoughts must be aligned with God’s Word. “The pure in heart shall see God” – (Matthew 5:8)
Moses was a basket case
As Pharoah sealed his doom;
But God had other plans
And took away his gloom.
Pharoah’s daughter lifted him
And placed him with his mother;
He grew up in pomp and circumstance
And was treated as no other.
Rising above his breeding
As the son of Pharoah’s daughter,
He identified with his people—
An Egyptian he did slaughter.
Banished to the desert
In order his life to keep;
Coming to the end of self
Meant tending mangy sheep!
When he had learned his lesson
And confidence in self was shattered,
He looked around the desert;
And God was all that mattered.
A bush burning but not consumed
Drew his undivided attention;
God spoke from the burning bush
And His own name did mention.
God heard His people’s cry
And sent Moses to their aid;
With self-confidence now at naught
The prospect made him afraid.
“Who shall I say has sent me?”
Was a logical question to ask;
Commissioned by the great I AM,
He was sufficient for the task.
But Pharoah’s heart He hardened
Not letting the people go;
Since all the plagues did not avail,
Losing his first-born he would know.
The Children of Israel were protected
And of their first-born knew no loss;
Since the blood upon the doors
Was a precursor of the Cross.
When all human hope was gone,
The Red Sea opened wide;
Their enemy obscured in darkness,
They crossed dry land to the other side.
The waters returning to their place,
Their safety was now assured;
And Moses’ place in Bible history
Was by God’s hand secured.
Charles R. Solomon
May 15, 2006
MOSES AND THE BURNING BUSH – (Exodus 3: 1-6)
“Moses led the flock of sheep to the west of the wilderness and came to Horeb or Sinai, the mountain of God. The Angel of the Lord appeared to him in a flame of fire out of the midst of a bush. He looked and saw the bush burned with fire, yet was not consumed. Moses said: ‘I will now turn aside and see this great sight, why the bush is not burned.’ God called to him out of the bush and said, “Do not come near; remove your shoes, for the place on which you stand is holy ground.”