Moses and the Burning Bush - Devotional for Kids
Posted by Fire Bible on January 17, 2013 15:30 pm CST
Lessons from Moses and the Burning Bush
As a parent, you know that the Bible teaches many great truths. Here your child can learn about morality, discover truths about God Himself or learn about the life of Christ. In the end, reading the Bible is not just about learning facts, it is about discovering a relationship, the greatest relationship of all: knowing God.
But how can you teach your child that God is looking to establish that relationship with us? In the Old Testament, we learn about a man who would one day lead Israel out of bondage and into a land of promise. His name was Moses and he met God in a remarkable way.
The story of the burning bush is found in Exodus 3 and 4 and beautifully illustrates both that God desires a relationship with people, and that He has a wonderful plan to use us to accomplish His purposes here on earth. Let’s look at the key points of the story together in Exodus 3:1-8a:
Moses was taking care of the sheep of his father-in-law Jethro. As he led the sheep to the far side of the desert, he came to Horeb, the mountain of God.
The Messenger of the LORD appeared to Moses through flames of fire coming out of a bush. Moses saw that while the bush was on fire, it was not burning up. So he thought, "I must go over there and see this strange sight."
When the LORD saw that Moses had come over to see it, God called to him from the bush, "Moses, Moses!" Moses answered, "Here I am!" God began the conversation with Moses by talking about His holiness.
God said, "Don't come any closer! Take off your sandals because this place where you are standing is holy ground. " It was a strange thing for a man to talk to God, so Moses hid his face because he was afraid.
The LORD told Moses that He was aware of His people’s suffering and that He would deliver them. “I have come to rescue them from the power of the Egyptians and to bring them from that land to a good land with plenty of room for everyone. It is a land flowing with milk and honey.”
Here are some very important lessons to take away: first, God speaks to us, even as individuals. Next, God is holy and should be respected always. Third, God has a plan for each of our lives and He expects us to follow Him. Fourth, God knows about our needs large and small. He sees our situation and He takes action to deliver us. Finally, God chooses to use people like you and me to be the messengers of His love and deliverance.
As we teach our children about God, we should always remind them that God does not want us simply to know about Him, He wants to make Himself known to us as His children. We can become His children through the salvation of Jesus Christ, His son. When we meet Jesus This way, we will have our own “burning bush” experience.
For more information check out more devotionals for childrens in the Fire Bible for Kids