The Burning Maple

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The maple tree in our front yard is on fire.

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This is the first autumn in our new house, and we are simply captivated by the vivid colors just outside the front door.

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We all keep marveling at this strange, magnificent sight.

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Day by day the leaves grow more vibrant, more radiant in the sunshine.

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It was not a tree aflame with autumn colors that Moses saw. No, it was a burning bush he saw in the wilderness.

“There the angel of the Lord appeared to him in flames of fire from within a bush. Moses saw that though the bush was on fire it did not burn up. So Moses thought, ‘I will go over and see this strange sight—why the bush does not burn up.'” -Exodus 3:2-3

The God that spoke to Moses through that burning bush is the same God who speaks to us through His Word.

The God who heard the cries of His people in Egypt and was concerned about their suffering is the same God who hears our cries and is concerned about our suffering.

The God who said to Moses, “I am who I am.” He still is.

“This is My name forever, the name you shall call Me from generation to generation.” –Exodus 3:15

He is “I AM.”

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His invisible qualities are clearly seen in this maple all ablaze, this maple created by “I AM.” And we are without excuse. We just need to take our sandals off long enough to hear Him speak.

“For since the creation of the world God’s invisible qualities—His eternal power and divine nature—have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that people are without excuse.” –Romans 1:20

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