Original Posting At http://thenakedalien.blogspot.com/2017/08/god-speaks-to-curious.html
A murderer on the lam,
Hiding in the desert.
Herder of another’s sheep,
Married the boss’ daughter.
He led his cranky flock,
Through the Wilderness,
To God’s own Mountain.
Off the trail a bush, on fire;
Flame came from the shrub,
But it did not die,
But it did not char,
But it did not turn to ash.
I must check this out!”
He turned aside to see.
The Lord waited for him,
For him to turn aside to see;
The Lord spoke from the bush:
“Moses, Moses, I AM here.
Take off your worn-out shoes,
For you stand upon the soil,
Of the Kingdom of Heaven.
I AM the God of your father,
A nameless slave of Egypt.
I AM the God of All-Father Abraham;
God of Isaac, Master Breeder of Sheep;
The God of Jacob the Bold Trickster.”
Poor Moses hid his face from God,
For he feared to see the Face of God.
“Moses, Moses, I have seen,
The misery of my people:
I have heard the whip lash;
I have felt it on my back –
I’ve come to take them home.
I hear them crying to me now.
I’ve seen their inhuman torture.
Moses, Moses, come to me and go.
Go to the rich and pompous ruler,
Who oppresses my beloved children;
And take my people to their home.”
“But! But! But! But! But! But!
Who am I that I can go to a king?
Who am I to free his many slaves?
Who am I to take them back home?
I am no longer a lord of Egypt!”
“Moses, Moses, I will go with you.”
“Will they be able to see you as I do now?
Will you appear to them as a burning bush?
What if they want to know who sent me?
What if they ask your unknowable name?”
“I Am just who I AM.
There is nothing more,
That anything can be.
Tell them I AM sent you.
Tell them I AM the God of their ancestors.
Tell them I AM the God of Father Abraham.
Tell them I AM the God of Isaac and Jacob.
All this and much more is my forever Name;
This is the title that I’ll cherish for all of time.
(photography by tiwago)