Tuesday, April 7, 2009

IF WE WAIT LONG ENOUGH........

"Earth's crammed with heaven, and every common bush afire with God; and only he who sees takes off his shoes, the rest sit round and pluck blackberries." Elizabeth Barrett-Browning

Exodus 3:2-5

2. 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 bush was not consumed.

3.And Moses said, I will now turn aside, and see this great sight, why the bush is not burnt.

4.And when the LORD saw that that he turned aside to see, God called unto him out of the midst of the bush, and said, Moses, Moses. And he said, "Here am I".

5. And he said "Draw no nigh hither: put off thy shoes from off thy feet, for the place wheron thou standest is holy ground.

Acts 7:30 And when forty years were expired, there appeared to him in the wilderness of Mount Sinai, an angel of the Lord in a flame of fire in a bush.

It took forty years of wandering around in the wilderness for Mose to get an audience with God/Jehovah. Just what is the wilderness. When I was a kid, I watched "The Ten Commandments" every year just around Easter holiday. It showed the Israelites aimless wandering around a hot desert for forty years. I thought what a torture that was. No shade, no water, no soft place to sit down. Did they really walk around the desert following a cloud?

Romans 5:3-5

3 And not only so, but we glory in tribulations also; knowing that tribulation worketh patience;

4 And patience, experience; and experience,hope:

5 And hope maketh not ashamed; because the love of God is shed abroad in our hearts by the Holy Ghost which is given unto us.

Sometimes the answers are right in front of us. They burn so bright,we can't see them without coming a little closer to it. Taking off our shoes and sitting down to listen. My husband finally tuned up my car, and overcame his fear, and determined why there was a leak, and what is was. Turns out, it can be fixed, and it wasn't transmission fluid after all.

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