This is the way a burning-bush moment works: In a God-given moment that you didn’t expect and couldn’t have planned, you catch sight of the glimmering of some holy flame and your life opens up. You find yourself on a journey, following the glimmering to a place where you can give your gifts and receive the holy gifts of others—by the love of God, through the Grace of Christ, in the fellowship of the Holy Spirit.
There are these moments glowing with possibility and power for each of us if we will notice. You never know when. You never know where. It is true that the flaming glory of the Lord is everywhere, but human beings need to see it somewhere in somebody in particular. And when we do see the glory of the Lord gleaming in somebody, then everybody else we see has flaming possibilities too.
This message is adapted from “Burning Bush Chaser” written by Martha Sterne in the September 2011 issue of Gather magazine. Today is the fifth Sunday after Pentecost. We remember John the Baptist.
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