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…T