God speaks to Moses through a burning bush. Is this a once-off, or does God regularly speak through creation? Today’s cartalk / tabletalk covers the first half of last night’s longer congregational reflection; if you missed it, a summary is here.
READ: Exodus 3:1-5 (Year A Proper 17)
Moses was keeping the flock of his father-in-law Jethro, the priest of Midian; he led his flock beyond the wilderness, and came to Horeb, the mountain of God. There the angel of the Lord appeared to him in a flame of fire out of a bush; he looked, and the bush was blazing, yet it was not consumed. Then Moses said, “I must turn aside and look at this great sight, and see why the bush is not burned up.” When the Lord saw that he had turned aside to see, God called to him out of the bush, “Moses, Moses!” And he said, “Here I am.” Then he said, “Come no closer! Remove the sandals from your feet, for the place on which you are standing is holy ground.”
- REFLECT: What do you like or dislike about this story? Does anything make you smile? What questions does it raise?
- RELATE: Has a plant, animal or landscape ever made you aware of God’s presence? Have you ever realised you are standing on holy ground? Talk about this. What might help you notice God in creation now?
- RESPOND: Is God calling you or us to any practical response now? Pray about it, then act, or talk to one of the leaders if it requires a group response.
- REPORT: If you or your household do take action, text or email a photo of that action to Sanctuary with a brief explanation. We can use it during the service or, with your permission, add it to the Facebook page.
Cartalk / Tabletalk © Sanctuary, 2020. Year A Proper 17.
Cartalk / Tabletalk
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