This week, many of Westminster’s senior adults are traveling to Montreat, NC for their annual fall retreat. It promises to be a good week of worship, fellowship, and fun. Join them in spirit by sharing this morning’s devotional.

[1] Now Moses was keeping the flock of his father-in-law, Jethro, the priest of Midian, and he led his flock to the west side of the wilderness and came to Horeb, the mountain of God. [2] And the angel of the LORD appeared to him in a flame of fire out of the midst of a bush. He looked, and behold, the bush was burning, yet it was not consumed.
[3] And Moses said, “I will turn aside to see this great sight, why the bush is not burned.” [4] When the LORD saw that he turned aside to see, God called to him out of the bush, “Moses, Moses!” And he said, “Here I am.” [5] Then he said, “Do not come near; take your sandals off your feet, for the place on which you are standing is holy ground.” [6] And he said, “I am the God of your father, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob.” And Moses hid his face, for he was afraid to look at God. (Exodus 3:1-6 ESV)

Read the passage slowly 2 times.
Mark the word or phrase that is the most meaningful to you.
What is Moses doing when he first sees the burning bush?
How is what he is doing significant?
When does the Lord call to Moses from the bush?
Do you think God sends “burning bushes” today, maybe even when we are going through our usual daily routines? What do they look like? What keeps us from turning aside to look and listen?
In the next few days, be on the lookout for the burning bushes God may send your way. Be ready to turn aside and pay attention to what the Lord might be telling you.
End with prayer, thanking God for his goodness to you and sharing with him your joys and concerns.

All for the glory of God,
Pastor Daniel