FROM THE PULPIT: Even Moses made excuses to God

Published: Monday, September 16, 2013 at 02:00 PM.

Moses panicked.

He knew if the Hebrews had seen him kill the Egyptian guard, someone else might have, too. He ran into the wilderness. There, he met a beautiful young woman whom he married. Moses tended his father-in-law’s sheep, his wife bore several children, the years passed, and they lived a comfortable life.

It seemed that all that had happened back in Egypt was forgotten.

One day, one of the sheep went missing and Moses searched for it. As he searched, he saw what looked like flames coming from the center of a bush, but the bush remained intact. Moses got closer and then something weirder happened: The bush started talking. 

But what really freaked out Moses was that the talking bush knew his name. 

“Moses!” the bush said. “Don’t get too close. And by the way, take off your sandals because you are standing on holy ground.” 

He did as he was told. 

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