The Burning Bush

22 Jul
English: Moses and the Burning Bush, illustrat...

English: Moses and the Burning Bush, illustration from the 1890 Holman Bible (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

What, person? You mean after Moses ran off to the desert and got married he got to tend sheep too? How cool is that? That means he must have had sheep dogs to hang out with. He must have been pretty happy there.

Okay person, I’m listening now.

After about forty years of hanging out with the sheep and those sheep dogs – wow, that’s a long time. That’s longer than how old I am.

Yes, I’m listening person.

Moses was near Mount Horeb and he saw something strange.

What did he see? What did he see?

What? If I listen I’ll find out? Oh.

He saw a bush burning, but it wasn’t burning up.

How could that be?

So Moses went over to check that bush out.

Then what happened?

What? God called to Moses from within the bush?

You mean God was in the bush and He didn’t burn up either? He must be pretty special.

God told Moses to take off his sandals because he was standing on holy ground. He told Moses He was the God of his father, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob, and Moses hid his face because he was afraid to look at God.

God told Moses He had seen the oppression of His people in Egypt and He was sending Moses to Pharaoh to bring His people the Israelites out of Egypt.

Did Moses finally get to go give that mean old Pharaoh what for?

What? That mean old Pharaoh that wanted Moses dead had died? Moses had to give a different Pharaoh what for?

Moses didn’t want to go? I wouldn’t want to go either if I had sheep and sheep dogs to hang out with all the time.

Moses didn’t think he was worthy but God said He would be with him. So Moses kept making excuses why he wasn’t good enough to go to Pharaoh, but God didn’t buy any of it.

It sounds like God wouldn’t take no for an answer. Kind of like you person, when you want me to do something that I don’t want to do. So did Moses leave his sheep dogs and go to Egypt?

What!? You’re going to make me wait another whole week before you tell me more? I’m heading out to my trails then. Maybe I’ll find a sheep dog who knows the rest of the story.


Posted by on July 22, 2012 in Bongo, Dogology, humor


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19 responses to “The Burning Bush

  1. Chancy and Mumsy

    July 22, 2012 at 8:48 pm

    Another great story sweet Bongo. We are still enjoying your Bible stories very much. We are like you though…we don’t want to have to wait to hear more. Hugs and nose kisses

    • Bongo

      July 22, 2012 at 9:29 pm

      Thanks Chancy and Mumsy. I’m glad you enjoyed the story, but having to wait for more is really hard. Hugs and nose kisses back to you.

  2. marina kanavaki

    July 23, 2012 at 12:48 am

    …it’s worth the wait, Bongo!!!

    • Bongo

      July 23, 2012 at 12:50 pm

      Marina, it’s just so hard for me to have patience sometimes.

  3. Dalton

    July 23, 2012 at 1:39 am

    I like it, if the humum won’t tell you go find a sheep dog who can!

    • Bongo

      July 23, 2012 at 12:53 pm

      Dalton, now I’ve just got to find a sheep dog that lives nearby. It might be hard. There aren’t any sheep around here.

      • Dalton

        July 24, 2012 at 12:46 am

        That may make it slightly more tricky!! I have sheep here – let me see what i can do for you!

      • Bongo

        July 24, 2012 at 9:30 pm

        You have sheep Dalton? Can I come over to your house and play with them?

      • Dalton

        July 25, 2012 at 12:49 am

        Of course you can, but they don’t play very well! I am always on my lead so can’t get to say hello properly – i have been told i would scare them if i liked their noses (so rude) and all they do is a weird stopping in my direction dance!

      • Bongo

        July 25, 2012 at 10:37 am

        Dalton, I guess sheep aren’t as good of playmates as dogs. We could play together though.

      • Dalton

        July 26, 2012 at 12:57 am

        OOO that would be fun!

  4. eripanwkevin

    July 23, 2012 at 6:44 am

    *whispers* Did you find a sheep dog who knows the rest of the story, Bongo? Me neither…I can’t wait for listening to the rest of the story….hmmmm…I think that Moses will go to Pharaoh to get people out of Egypt! *excited face* 🙂

    • Bongo

      July 23, 2012 at 12:54 pm

      Kevin, I wonder how God is going to convince Moses to leave his sheep and sheep dogs.

  5. snoopys@snoopysdogblog

    July 23, 2012 at 6:46 am

    Hey Bongo,

    My breed are sheep herders, but I’m sorry buddy I don’t know the end of this story – doh!! I’ll just hope for a happy ending 🙂

    Hope you’re having a fun day 🙂

    Your pal Snoopy 🙂

    • Bongo

      July 23, 2012 at 12:56 pm

      Snoopy, you mean I still have to wait? I guess if Moses left his sheep and sheep dogs you wouldn’t know how the story turned out either.

  6. Bassas Blog

    July 23, 2012 at 1:48 pm

    Great story but do we really have to wait another whole week before you tell more?

    • Bongo

      July 23, 2012 at 8:32 pm

      Bassa, my person won’t give in.

  7. colliesofthemeadow

    July 24, 2012 at 6:02 pm

    Great story! Moses was the man!!! The collies are claiming he had a collie to help with all those sheep….. I think it another tall collie tale…. GREAT POST!!!

    • Bongo

      July 24, 2012 at 9:56 pm

      I’m sure there was a collie helping Moses with those sheep. Thanks Collies and Chuck.


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