3 And Moses said, "I will turn aside to see this great sight, why the bush is not burned."
4 When the LORD saw that he turned aside to see, God called to him out of the bush, "Moses, Moses!" And he said, "Here I am."
In reading the story of Moses this afternoon, I noticed something I hadn't before. When replaying the narrative in my mind, I'd always thought that God just speaks to Moses from the bush. If you reread verse three carefully, you'll see that before God spoke, Moses chose to turn aside. God had sent an angel to speak to Moses on His behalf. Moses saw the angle as a burning fire. The interesting thing to Moses wasn't that the bush was on fire, but that it wasn't being consumed. Something mystical and divine was occuring.
God set up the encounter bu…