Sisters of St. Francis of the Holy Cross in Green Bay, WI
Reflection for March 24, 2019

Reflection for March 24, 2019

The blazing bush that does not burn up

Moses' encounter with I AM starts with a liberation of the heart and becomes a liberation of God's people

by Sister Margaret Mary Halbach

This week we hear and reflect on one of the most powerful stories of wonder and awe, found in the Book of Exodus. While Moses is taking care of his father-in-law’s flock something in the distance catches his eye – a burning bush. When he gets closer to the bush he realizes that it is not burning. God calls to Moses from the bush:  “Moses, Moses!  Come no nearer!  Remove your sandals from your feet, for this is holy ground.  I am the God of your Fathers.”

Afraid to look at God, Moses asks: “If the Israelites ask me your name, what shall I tell them?” God replies: “I am who am. I AM sent me to you. This is my name forever through all generations.”

What is the message for us as we journey through this third week of Lent? I have pondered this Scripture often during Lent and retreats. When I am like Moses -- being attentive to the simplicity of the burning bush -- I become more aware of God’s presence in my life and in those around me.

In your own lives, where is your “holy ground”?   Where does “I AM” reveal Himself to you? Find your holy ground. Ponder it. Realize that God is with you and reveals Himself to you.

Peace and prayers be with you in the Lord’s revelation of himself to you this Lent and in the days ahead.  We walk with each other.  God bless you.


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