God reveals himself to us in many ways. In the Gospel reading today from Matthew 11, Jesus says that the Father has “revealed [these things] to the childlike.” We see a very interesting way of God speaking in our first reading from Exodus 3.
God spoke to Moses in a burning bush. Except the bush wasn’t burning. Well, it was, but it wasn’t being consumed by the flames. When Moses saw this unusual sight, he approached. God spoke to him and told him that he (Moses) would lead God’s people out of Egypt. Moses’ answer was less than enthusiastic.
We see many different ways that God speaks throughout history. A burning bush, an enormous cloud, a still small voice. God still speaks today. Who knows…perhaps today God will speak to you. The question is, will you be listening? And will you be willing to hear Him, even if He comes in a most unusual way?
Father, may we always be open to hearing your voice, in whatever way you choose to speak to us. Amen.