How to Witness God’s Miracles All Around Us

Nourish Your Biblical Roots Podcast featuring Yael Eckstein and a beneficiary.

Did you know that Moses wasn’t the first person to see the burning bush in the desert? According to Jewish teachings, many shepherds had walked by, but none of them bothered to stop. Maybe they were distracted or didn’t want to deal with the fire—or they were simply too busy to take the time to inspect it further. But Moses saw the fire—and because he went over to check it out, Moses was present to the miracle that was happening right before his eyes.

In today’s powerful episode, Yael shares the lesson of how we must try—even in a world full of distractions—to live in the present moment, just like Moses. If we do, we’ll not only strengthen our relationship with God, but also witness more beauty and miracles all around us! Are you ready?

Episode Notes:

In today’s episode, Yael focuses on Scripture from Exodus 3:1-4:

“Now Moses was tending the flock of Jethro his father-in-law, the priest of Midian, and he led the flock to the far side of the wilderness and came to Horeb, the mountain of God. There the angel of the LORD appeared to him in flames of fire from within a bush. Moses saw that though the bush was on fire it did not burn up. So Moses thought, ‘I will go over and see this strange sight—why the bush does not burn up.’ When the LORD saw that he had gone over to look, God called to him from within the bush, ‘Moses! Moses!’ And Moses said, ‘Here I am.’”

These verses tell us that Moses was tending to his sheep when he noticed a bush that was on fire, but wasn’t consumed by the flames. He decided to go over and explore the strange phenomenon, and then, God called to him. 

Now, let’s say Moses never walked over to the bush. Maybe he saw it but didn’t want to deal with the fire, or maybe he didn’t notice that the bush remained miraculously untouched, or maybe he was too distracted by his life or friends or family to really witness the miracle that was happening right before his eyes.

That would be a totally different story, right? And according to Jewish tradition, that’s exactly what other shepherds did. They saw it, but didn’t bother to stop. But Moses did notice what was happening. And God did call out to Moses—precisely because Moses was paying attention at the present moment.

These days, there are so many things keeping us busy and distracted. Whether because of social media or the daily demands of life, it’s easy to lose our connection to the present moment. But in today’s insightful episode, Yael reflects on the power of keeping a sense of wonder and celebrating the moment we are in—with Moses as our example—so that we see God, hear Him, and feel His unending love at all times.