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Twelfth Sunday after Pentecost — Rev. Karen Barfield

Exodus 3:1-15
Matthew 16:21-28

May the words of my mouth and the meditations of all our hearts be acceptable in your sight, O Lord, our Strength and our Redeemer. Amen.

It was a day like any other day.

As he lay in a field of grass, he slowly became aware of the pitch blackness shifting to a new day as his closed curtain of eyelids registered a faint light seeping through.

He groggily opened his eyes,
noticing that the sheep were already alert and grazing all around him.

For Moses it was simply another day just like hundreds before this…
living day to day,
tending the sheep of his father-in-law….
mostly peaceful work,
sometimes spiked with moments of danger.

Along the trek that led Moses beyond the wilderness and into the mountains, he came across a bush that was blazing. Continue reading