God called to him out of the bush, “Moses, Moses!” And he said, “Here I am.” Then he said,
“Do not come near; take your sandals off your feet, for the place on which you are standing is holy ground.” Exodus 3:4,5
Moses stood in the presence of God. There God spoke to him and said that the place upon
which he stood was holy ground. That is, it was different, separate from anywhere else…The reason for this was that God was holy and separate from any other. So too would be the place where he revealed himself.
Our God reveals himself to us today in his word as we gather in his name. Our people are
privileged to take time to prepare by way of prayer as they approach God’s presence in worship. As I vest in the sacristy before the service I pray as I place the stole over my neck. My prayer there is that the words of my mouth and meditation of my heart would be acceptable to my God. I ask that this time be dedicated to his word and worship. God’s people are prepared by prayer. It is a holy time! So, as we prepare to enter his presence to hear and receive of him we begin firstly with prayer to him.
As Moses stood in the presence of his God he listened…That was when God gave to him
promises of redemption and freedom from the slavery of Egypt. This was good news to fortify the faith of this man of God. God also promised to gather his people to himself that once they were rescued they might serve him together in their worship!
We gather on holy ground today as we listen to our God…There we hear promises of
redemption and freedom from the slavery of sin by way of Jesus’ death and rising from the
grave. These promises in God’s word are good news to fortify the faith of every man, woman and child of God as we serve him in our worship. So, as we gather in his name this week, prepared to enter his presence let us be a people prepared by prayer!