21 Jan Our Singing Bush
We don’t have a burning bush in our neighborhood but we do have a singing bush. We have a large very thickly branched bush that even without foliage can provide shelter for birds. A large family of sparrows has decided to winter inside its mass of large twigs. One can walk past it and not see the birds inside, but they chatter up a cacophonous chorus. I love it but I must admit sometimes I wish it were a burning bush.
When Moses was eighty years old, when most people aren’t thinking so much about the future as remembering the past, suddenly while watching a bush burn he got a whole new set of marching orders. His best and most incredible years were yet to come.
Some people are fortunate in life and know right from the beginning what they are here for. Others find their purpose later on and some very unfortunate souls never find it. However, find it or not, every person has a heaven ordained plan for their part in God’s Kingdom. In Ephesians 2 Paul speaks of God having something special for each of us. Since we do not have burning bushes to tell us where to go and what to do when we get there, the secret of success is to surrender each morning with the prayer. “Today Lord, I am yours. Open your doors and shove me through and I will do my best for you.” He will be so happy to guide and shove. The real joy is, although we might never realize what we were to do, one day He personally will tell us what it was and what we did and He will say those marvelous words, “Well done thou good and faithful servant.”