Dec 9 – Moses

Moses remembers


I turned aside

drawn by the burning

of a bush not consumed –

that spoke words! incinerating

not me, but my complacency,

my hidden life. I was kindled

by The Word of love

that sent me back to Egypt,

including me in God’s plan,

to save us all from bondage.


© 2017 – Laurel Archer

Featured photo credit – Ken Kutney

There are many parts to Moses’ long story that are noteworthy, inspiring and instructive.  When Ken sent the image to me for this post, he also sent along a link, hinting that I might find something helpful in the short sermon from Hans Boersma who is a professor at Regent College.  He was right and my poem takes much of its inspiration from it.  If you care to listen it can be found here.

Note: This Advent series is using The Jesse Tree, a liturgical ‘tool’ to help guide and direct spiritual reflection.  Each day leading up to Advent, we  consider one Bible story, or character, beginning from creation, following chronologically (more or less) right up until the birth of Jesus. It’s a way to review the wide sweep of God’s pursuit of humankind across history.

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