Scripture: “Do not come near; put of your shoes from your feet, for the place on which you are standing is holy ground.” (Exodus 3:5)
Features: Depicts Moses at a critical moment in his life. He is living in the land of Midian, having fled there as a young man from Egypt after killing an Egyptian who was beating a Hebrew. He is now a husband and father, as well as the shepherd of his father-in-law’s flock. While tending that flock, Moses receives a revelation from God. The sign of revelation is a burning bush, with a flame of fire that does not consume the bush. As Moses marvels at the sight, the Lord speaks to him. Notice that Moses has removed his sandals.
Dedication: to Marshall and Willie Topping, made possible by their sons, Bill and Tom.