Have you ever wondered what is special about you? Have you ever wished you could be different? Have you ever thought there was something you couldn’t do?
There’s a story from Judaism and Christianity about Moses; you may have heard it before. I wonder, what message might you take from this story?
One day, Moses was taking care of his flock of sheep. Suddenly Moses saw that a bush was on fire, but it was not burning up. “This is strange,” he thought. “Why isn't the bush burning up? I’ll go closer and see. ”When the LORD saw that Moses was coming closer, he called to him from the middle of the bush and said, “Moses! Moses!”
He answered, “Yes, here I am. ”God said, “I have seen how cruelly my people are being treated in Egypt; I have heard them cry out and have come to rescue them. Now I am sending you to the king of Egypt so that you can lead my people out of his country.”
But Moses said to God, “I am nobody. How can I go to the king and bring the Israelites out of Egypt? Don’t send me.” God answered, “I will be with you. Your brother Aaron may go with you, but it is you who can convince the king and lead my people to freedom.''
Based on Exodus 3: 1-17
I wonder, what do you think Moses thought when he saw the burning bush?
I wonder, do you think Moses went in the end? Why?
Hold one hand out in front of you. Look at the lines on your hand. Each line is unique to you. Do you have any scars? What experiences have marked you? Look at one fingertip. Think of something that makes you special. Now look at another fingertip. What do you want to achieve?
You could draw around your hand and draw pictures or decorate it to remind you of your thoughts.
If you would like you can say this prayer...
Dear God, Help us to be the people we are, and to know we can grow in ways we may not realise. Amen
From a collective worship written by Elisabeth Sutcliffe for CSOC.