A section of God’s people are so scared about the presence of God that they find it very convenient to be as away from anything that has to do with the experience of God’s presence. On the other hand, another section has taken the idea of God’s presence for granted, so much so, that there is no element of fear or reverence.
I believe God wants us to approach Him. That He wants us to experience His presence, and that too intimately. Unfortunately, sin has wrongly wired us so that we either mostly ignore God’s presence or we acknowledge His presence in a very limited or selective way.
It was just another day for Moses. And burning bushes were not out of the ordinary. What was extraordinary was that – the bush was burning, yet it was not consumed. His attempt to get a closer view got a clear response from God to not come nearer. Moreover, he was told – “the place on which you are standing is holy ground.”
And the life of Moses was set to be changed forever.
It is important for us to consider as to how much our lives will be affected and set to go on a different or higher course altogether if we live consciously with this belief that – “the place where we are, is holy ground.”
We find a Moses who lived the rest of His life in very close association to God’s presence. And most of it was indeed spectacular.
I think most of us would gladly agree for one (or two) burning bush experience in our entire life. But who has the time or will to live continuously in the presence of God?
However, let us remember that it is possible, even as we exist in the ordinary and mundane, to live out our life in the blessed and holy presence of God through Jesus Christ our Lord and with the help and fullness of the blessed Holy Spirit.