This weekend, we are going to dive back into our study of the Exodus. The passage is none other than that famous story of the burning bush that was not consumed.

Among the many things this story does for us is to remind us that God has a tendency to show up in the places we least expect.

Moses was minding his own business and caring for his father-in-law’s flock of sheep. And then… there is a voice calling out to him from a surprising source. In the fires of creation itself.

God is there. God is working. God will not go away.

Right now, our world feels as though it is spinning madly off its axis. Life is topsy turvy. All we want is to get back to normal. To the mundane. To life as it always was.

The truth is, though, that life was never truly what we thought. It was always a bit crazy (if not a lot crazy).

What is more, when everything seems to be spiraling out of control, that is exactly when God shows up.

So where do we look for God right now?

Well, frankly – everywhere.

God is in the hands of healthcare professionals serving our sick neighbors. God is in the compassionate eyes we see over our masks. God is in the feet that are walking to seek life and justice for all people. God is in the kind words of old friends and neighbors reaching out to check on one another. God is in the strong arms of the firefighters and disaster workers around our country, and our globe, trying to protect and help people in the tumult they now face. And God is certainly in the hearts and faces of every person with whom we come into contact (because God made us all).

God is here. God is working. God will not go away.

All we have to do is to keep our eyes, ears, and hearts open and we will find the ways that God is constantly and consistently present in the ways we live, move, and have our being.

Whatever the future may hold, God will be with us. And that is good news that we can all hold on to right now.

Blessings, Pastor Janie

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