In Exodus 2 we see that Moses has slain the Egyptian and fled to Midian to get away from Pharaoh. Some time has passed and in chapter 3 we see that God has reached out to Moses through a burning bush. Exodus 3:3 says, “And Moses said, I will now turn aside, and see this great sight, why the bush is not burnt.” Moses makes a conscience decision to turn aside. He took time to stop what he was doing and focus on the burning bush. In verse 4 God began to communicate with Moses because of Moses’ willingness.
Like Moses, sometimes Christians lose fellowship with God because of sin. But He is still there. There are two things I would like for us to consider. First, how many times had Moses ignored signs from God in this silent period? Second, what would have happened if Moses had ignored the bush and kept walking? God was able to use this man in spite of his past. Micah 7:18 says, “. . . he retaineth not his anger for ever, because he delighteth in mercy.”