Moses saw that though the bush was on fire, it did not burn up. So Moses thought, I will go over and see this strange sight—why the bush does not burn up. – Exodus 3:3, NIV
How many of us have yearned for a ‘burning bush’ moment? An instance where it seems the God of Heaven has gone out of his way to grab our attention and adjust the trajectory of our lives?
Moses’s story is one of journey that always seems to take longer than it should to get the intended destination. I like that about his story because mine (and yours, too) seems to have the same theme. And in those moments where the journey seems destination-less we long for the kind of intervention Moses experienced at the bush 2/3 of the way through his life.
What seems important here, is that Moses’s introduction to God’s purpose for his life began not because of God first calling his name, but by his curiosity being piqued. I will go over and see this strange sight. The burning bush was a way for Moses to lift up his eyes from the task at hand (his vocational reality at the time) and be positioned to hear and respond to God’s redirection.
It makes me wonder: where is God seeking to pique our curiosity? What would happen if we went over to see a strange sight that might otherwise be ignored? It could be dangerous: it could be the place and time He uses to shift our thinking and put us on a new path.