And the angel of the Lord appeared unto him in a flame of fire out of the midst of a bush: and he looked, and, behold, the bush burned with fire, and the bush was not consumed.
For the first 40 years of Moses’ life he’d lived in the luxury of the Pharaoh’s palace,he’d been educated by the Egyptian people in the finest of methods; the second 40 years of his life were spent in hiding, in the obscurity of the shepherds fields, far from luxury he’d been accustomed to and still not where he belonged. And then a burning bush appears in the middle of no where, with the means of no kindle, and a method of no approach. We serve an unexplainable God.
Why does He allow bad things to happen to good people? Moses in a means for protection was removed from his family and raised as an Egyptian to prevent him for being killed with the other Israeli infants being slaughtered to prevent the nations growth. He was preparing the chosen. Moses was trained in leadership by some of the finest. How handy to have the enemy’s play book.
Why does He allow barren times in our life when it seems that nothing is being accomplished of any greatness for the Kingdom of God? He was protecting the chosen. Once the enemy had discovered Moses’ heart was for the Hebrew they wanted him gone. So Moses fled to the Midianites where he became a shepherd. The leader of an unruly, stubborn and stupid lot. Sometimes the most trivial of tasks prepare us for the twists and turns of leadership. I would venture a guess that herding sheep had a great many resemblances of herding the millions of Israelites through the wilderness.
And last but not least why does He not allow absolute understanding of circumstances? That burning bush caught Moses’ eye and stirred his curiosity and yet when he went to approach it, God said “Draw not nigh hither: put off thy shoes from off thy feet, for the place whereon thou standest is holy ground.” Exodus 3:5 That is His Preeminence to the Chosen. Although the elect of God receive grace and favor, the holiness of God does not always permit full understanding of why things are what they are, that is why they call it faith. But the difference between the favored and the ordinary man is His Provision to the Chosen. The last 40 years of Moses’ life were spent leading the Nation of Israel into the promised land.
If you are a child of God, He has you covered…