I was always fascinated with fire. It never seemed a danger and for me growing up, it was pure fun!
I started fires in cans (indoors)! I made mini bonfires on the side of the house thinking the garage would shield me from my mother’s wrath. It did during the “fun” but the scorched grass left behind gave me away. I experimented in burning all kinds of objects seeing how long they would burn or if they would melt instead. Then I would compare items like paper versus cardboard, nails versus coins, etc. Even after a building burned down by arson, I was fascinated discovering what melted and what stayed in tack versus what burned or disintegrated.
So you can only imagine my excitement to read about a burning bush in the Bible
or a wet altar being consumed by fire.
They were definitely thrilling stories as I knew they just didn’t make sense in our understanding or experience.
And that is how it goes with God. We so often try to put Him in a box and figure out how He works according to our finite, human brains. But He is a miracle worker. His ways do not always align with how we think or what we can even fully grasp. It is by faith we are saved (Ephesians 2.8) and it is with that faith that we can believe the miracles told in the Bible – how water was turned into wine, the Red Sea parted, the feeding of the 5,000, and the list goes on and on. But the one story we must put our faith in is about Christ the Messiah. His coming was foretold in the Old Testament with all the details coming to pass. How he was born of a virgin, that He would be born in Bethlehem, and how He would move to Egypt. He would grow up sinless and be the perfect sacrifice. If that doesn’t excite you, I am not sure what will. Let it bring a yearning and a burning to your soul especially knowing all who call on His name shall be saved (Romans 10.13) and that one day He will return for us to join Him in heaven for eternity (I Thessalonians 4.16+17).
I think we all should be pyros and be on fire for the Lord telling of His second coming so more can join the fold and they too…
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