There is an image I cannot seem to get out of my head. I have read the story in scripture several times in my life and most recently studied this passage as part of the Life of Moses Bible study this year. But it wasn’t until we went to see MOSES at the Sight and Sound Theater in November that the significance of the burning bush was made real to me. Moses continually questions God’s call on his life. He seems to require one supernatural sign after another to be convinced of His calling. Even before all the plagues and a Red Sea parting, God meets Moses with a holy message complete with flames that would not consume to convince him that He is indeed the one to lead the Israelites.
I started following Jesus as a young person growing up in a Bible-believing church, as well as a private Christian school. My faith was further established during my freshman year away at college when I was out from under the comfort of a loving Christ-centered home. However, it wasn’t until three and half years ago when I was given a cancer diagnosis, that I realized God was calling me to something more in my walk with him. I wasn’t being called to lead an entire nation, God’s chosen people. But the flames of cancer that would not consume told me there was something more, something greater than what I had been living so far.
First, he wanted me to experience firsthand His power over everything, including my physical health. Then he wanted me to know the depth of His love for me so that I would be more compelled to go share that love with others. I know He uses our experiences and passions to further His Kingdom on earth. I just never imagined my experience would be breast cancer and better yet my passion be for those affected by it.
Part 3 of What I Learned from 2014 is next up on the blog…