>Any Old Bush Will Do

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“Our hearts beat excitedly over stories of people like Abraham and Moses, yet we fail to recognize that they were as frail and nervous as we are. We stand in awe of Moses at the burning bush: Now there is a bush that burns, we say. I would like to be a bush like that, but I’m just a heap of ashes. And that’s as far as we get. We discuss the phenomenon of what God can do in a life, tell amazing stories about it, praise it – but then resign ourselves to being nothing more than what we think we are, a mere bystander, resigned to sitting in the balcony among the spectators. But it is not the bush that sustains the flame. It is God in the bush, and so, any old bush will do!”

Tim Hansel