A Bush On Fire

August 2 - 8

A Bush On Fire

August 2 – 8 Family Devotions
Part 2

This comes from Archbishop Desmond Tutu’s book Children of God Storybook Bible

Week of August 2 – 8

Theme: A BUSH ON FIRE (Exodus 3-4)


When Moses grew into a man, he looked after his father-in-law’s sheep and goats in the desert. One day he saw a bush burning, but—to his amazement—the leaves were still green! His heart pounded as he walked closer.

“Moses! Moses!” God called out from the bush.

Moses shook and covered his face with his hands. “Here I am,” he said.

“Take off your sandals. You are on holy ground.”

Moses did as he was told.

“I am the God of your ancestors. I promised Abraham that I would watch over his family and give them a land flowing with milk and honey. I have heard the cries of the people. Go to Pharaoh and tell him to let my people go!”

“Who am I that anyone would listen to me?” Moses asked.

“Moses, I need you to be my lips, my ears, my eyes, my hands so that I may free my children.”

“Who will I say has sent me?”

“Tell them I AM WHO I AM sent you.”

Moses still trembled, so God said, “Do not be afraid my child. I will be with you.”

On the day I called to you, you answered me. You made me strong and brave.
—Psalm 138.3


Do you pay attention to things when you’re outside—the reflection of light on water, the movement of a bird flying overhead, the pattern of clouds in the sky? What do you notice? Do you ever think God is trying to get your attention?

“Earth is crammed with heaven, and every common bush afire with God. But only those who see, take off their shoes.”
— Elizabeth Barrett Browning

Family Project

Plan a “barefoot walk of wonder” outdoors where you take off your shoes and socks and pay close attention to all the wonderful sights around you. Talk about the beauty you see and how creative God is.