Community Art Project: Exodus 3

 1 One day Moses was tending the flock of his father-in-law, Jethro, the priest of Midian. He led the flock far into the wilderness and came to Sinai, the mountain of God. 2 There the angel of the LORD appeared to him in a blazing fire from the middle of a bush. Moses stared in amazement. Though the bush was engulfed in flames, it didn’t burn up. 3 “This is amazing,” Moses said to himself. “Why isn’t that bush burning up? I must go see it.”


 4 When the LORD saw Moses coming to take a closer look, God called to him from the middle of the bush, “Moses! Moses!”
   “Here I am!” Moses replied.
 5 “Do not come any closer,” the LORD warned. “Take off your sandals, for you are standing on holy ground. 6 I am the God of your father ... "





6 I am the God of your father —the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob.” When Moses heard this, he covered his face because he was afraid to look at God.

 7 Then the LORD told him, “I have certainly seen the oppression of my people in Egypt. I have heard their cries of distress because of their harsh slave drivers. Yes, I am aware of their suffering.

 8 So I have come down to rescue them from the power of the Egyptians and lead them out of Egypt into their own fertile and spacious land...  10 Now go, for I am sending you to Pharaoh. You must lead my people Israel out of Egypt.”


12 God answered, “I will be with you. And this is your sign that I am the one who has sent you: When you have brought the people out of Egypt, you will worship God at this very mountain.”

A Sign from God
When Moses needed proof
                      that God had sent him,
God did not mention frogs
                                     or hail
                                        or first born loss.
He foresaw the greater miracle
                                    of lives made free
To bow as one in worship
                                  at the cross.


 14 God replied to Moses, “I AM WHO I AM. Say this to the people of Israel: I AM has sent me to you.”
16 “Now go and call together all the elders of Israel. Tell them, ‘The LORD, the God of your ancestors—the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob—has appeared to me. He told me, “I have been watching closely, and I see how the Egyptians are treating you. 



 17 I have promised to rescue you from your oppression in Egypt. I will lead you to a land flowing with milk and honey—the land where the Canaanites, Hittites, Amorites, Perizzites, Hivites, and Jebusites now live.”’



This post is part of a series of Community Art done by KNU International English Church on the campus of Korea Nazarene University in Cheonan, South Korea.  Click here to see our art on Exodus 1 and Exodus 2.  Keep checking back for more worshipful art throughout Lent.