The Burning Bush
The Burning Bush Story is a very enjoy full children’s story. This story is about a Bible story. In The Burning Bush Story Moses how he met God from The Burning Bush. And what God told him to do. Read the full story to know more.
One day, when Moses was looking after the flocks Of his father-in-law, Jethro, he led them over the desert towards the west, until he came to the holy mountain named Sinai, or Horeb.
While he was there an angel appeared to him as a flame of fire coming from the middle of a bush. Although it was on fire, the bush itself did not seem to be burning up.
“This is strange,” thought Moses. “I will go nearer and see why this bush is not burning.”
When he got closer, the voice of God called. Voice came from that bush which is not burning.
“Here I am,” answered Moses.
“Do not come any nearer,” said God. “Take off your shoes, for the place where you are standing is holy ground. I am the God of your ancestors, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob.
Moses hid his face, for he was afraid to look at God.
Then God said, ‘I know how cruelly My people are suffering in Egypt, and I have heard their prayers to be rescued from the Egyptians. I shall deliver them and bring them out of Egypt to a rich and fertile land. I shall send you to the King of Egypt so that you may rescue the Israelites from his country.”
Moses was appalled at the thought of this tremendous task. He was sure he would not be able to do it. And he thought of one another, but God had the answer to each of them.
” I am nobody important,” began Moses. “Who am I to go to Pharaoh? I am not up to such a job.”
God answered, “But I will be with you.”
“When you have brought the people out.” said God, “you will worship Me on this mountain.”
“How can I explain who You are?” asked Moses.
“If I say The God of your fathers sent me they will ask What is His name What shall I say then?”
God replied, “I am who I am. Tell the people the one who is called ‘I AM has sent you, the God of, Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. The people will listen to you. But when you ask Pharaoh to let the people go so that they may offer sacrifices to Me, I know he will not do so unless he is forced. I will use My powers and after that, he will let you go.”
But Moses still thought of the difficulties of this tremendous task. “What shall I do if the people don’t believe me?” he asked.
“Suppose they say You did not appear before me at all?”
God’s answer to this was to give Moses three signs. First He asked Moses to throw the rod he was carrying onto the ground, and when he did so it became a snake. When God told him to pick it up by the tail, it became a staff again.
“Do this to prove to the people that the Lord God has sent you,”
Next, He told Moses to put his hand inside his robe, and when Moses did so his hand was suddenly diseased. But when he put it in and took it out a second was normal and healthy again.
“If they are not convinced by that first miracle. Then show them this second one. If they don’t believe even the second one. Then take some water from the River Nile and pour it on the ground and it will turn to blood.”
Moses was still not happy. “Don’t send me, Lord. I am not good at talking. I’m slow and have never been a good speaker.”
God reminded Moses where all powers came from. “Who is it who gives a man his mouth? Who gives him sight? It is I, the Lord, and I will help you and tell you what to say.”
“Lord God, please send someone else,” said Moses.
God was not pleased that Moses did not trust him enough to obey. But He replied, “Your brother Aaron speaks well. In fact, he is on his way to meet you now and will be glad to see you. You can go to Pharaoh together, and you can tell Aaron what to say. I will help you both, and he can be your spokesman. And take your staff with you, for with it you will be able to do great wonders.”
So Moses went back to Jethro, his father-in-law. “Let me go back to my people in Egypt and see if they are still alive,” said Moses.
Jethro understood and said, “Go in peace.”
Before Moses left Midian, God reassured him by saying, “Go back to Egypt. for those who wanted to kill you are now dead.”
Moses set out, and on the way, he met his brother, Aaron, as God had said. The brothers kissed one another. And Moses told Aaron all that God had said to him and all the signs and wonders that He had shown him.
Moses and Aaron went off to Egypt, and when they arrived together, all the Israelites’ leaders. Aaron told them all that God said to Moses, and Moses performed the miracles which God had shown him. The people believed him, and when they heard that God had seen their sufferings under the Egyptians and that Moses and Aaron had been sent to deliver them. They bowed their heads and worshipped.
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