by Sylvia Keesmaat
(a meditation presented at Wine Before Beer, May 21, 2013)
What is it about God and fire?
You may remember Moses and God
and the bush with the lights in it.
The bush on fire,
that never burns up.
Fire and not fire.
Burning and not consuming.
Out of the fire God issues to Moses
an invitation and command:
Go, lead my people out of their slavery.
And Moses begins a journey to gather a people for God,
to lead them out of Egypt,
to lead them in the wilderness,
to feed them and comfort them.
Moses learned that you want to be careful with fire.
You never know what passion it might ignite in you,
what command it will give you,
what fire it will light in your belly. Read the rest of this entry »