Jesse Tree - December 6, 2020 - Day 8
Sunday, December 6 (Second Sunday of Advent and Feast of St. Nicholas)
...When he looked, although the bush was on fire, it was not being consumed. So Moses decided, “I must
turn aside to look at this remarkable sight. Why does the bush not burn up?” When the LORD saw that
he had turned aside to look, God called out to him from the bush: Moses! Moses! He answered, “Here I
am.” God said: Do not come near! Remove your sandals from your feet, for the place where you stand is
holy ground. I am the God of your father, he continued, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the
God of Jacob. Moses hid his face, for he was afraid to look at God.
But the LORD said: I have witnessed the affliction of my people in Egypt and have heard their
cry against their taskmasters, so I know well what they are suffering...Now, go! I am
sending you to Pharaoh to bring my people, the Israelites, out of Egypt. Exodus 3:2-10
Moses, raised as an Egyptian by the pharaoh’s daughter, is witness to God’s word
when an angel appears to him as a burning bush, depicted in today’s symbol, and
instructs him to lead the people of Israel to the Promised Land. Read Moses’ story
in Exodus 2:1-4:20.