Moses was doing what he did every day. He went to work. He did what he was supposed to do and what he wanted to do–he was a shepherd who took care of the family livestock. Day after day it was business as usual. But it seems God likes to shake things up for shepherds who are keeping watch over their flock.
In the midst of the ordinary times and things of life, God works wonders and miracles. Sometimes we notice, sometimes we don’t notice until later on and sometimes we miss it altogether–because we aren’t paying attention to what God is doing in our lives or in our world.
A pandemic, racial injustice, political unrest, persistent isolation, and economic disparity are just some of the issues we have been facing this past year. Amid all of this, God is with us whether we are keeping watch over our flocks, studying for finals, working a side job, or walking down State Street with our friends. If we keep our eyes open we will see God at work in “a bush that is blazing but is not consumed.”
Where have you seen God at work in your life or your community?
Holy God, help us to notice you in the actions of our everyday life, especially when we are preoccupied with our own path. Lord, guide our feet to follow you. In Jesus’ name we pray. Amen.
Rev. Sue Beadle, LCM Supporter
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.-Exodus 3:2