“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” (Exodus 3:1).
For Moses, it started off like a very ordinary day – looking after sheep!
It turned out to be an extraordinary day – called to lead God’s people out of Egypt, the place of slavery.
Moses came to Horeb, expecting nothing out of the ordinary. Then, something amazing happened! He saw a burning bush – but it was more than a burning bush. It was God, coming to Moses. It was God, speaking to Moses. It was God, calling Moses.
“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 3:2-6).
On that day – an ordinary day which became a very special day, Moses came to Horeb, and God came to Moses. For Moses, Horeb became the mountain of God – and Moses’ life would never be the same again.
What happened at Horeb? Was it just an unusual experience for Moses? No! It was more than that. God was calling Moses to lead his people out of Egypt the land of slavery.
“Then the Lord said, “I have surely seen the affliction of my people who are in Egypt and have heard their cry because of their taskmasters. I know their sufferings, 8 and I have come down to deliver them out of the hand of the Egyptians and to bring them up out of that land to a good and broad land, a land flowing with milk and honey, to the place of the Canaanites, the Hittites, the Amorites, the Perizzites, the Hivites, and the Jebusites. 9 And now, behold, the cry of the people of Israel has come to me, and I have also seen the oppression with which the Egyptians oppress them. 10 Come, I will send you to Pharaoh that you may bring my people, the children of Israel, out of Egypt.”” (Exodus 3:7-10).
As I was reading about Moses’ wonderful day, I thought about a testimony song, “Oh, what a wonderful, wonderful day”. Here’s a link to the words and music.
May you be blessed as you sing this joyful song of our wonderful Saviour, the Lord Jesus Christ.