Burning Bushes

In 1992, I attended a retreat.  At the end of the weekend we were asked to share what the weekend had meant to us and what we were going to do with it.   I recall saying that I felt like my whole life I had been gathering and stacking up wood and, finally now, the fire had been lit!   I was, and have remained, afire for the Lord.  Like the proverbial bush which burns but is not consumed, such can be our lives…..attracting others to the Light.

Recently, in a small gathering for a particular ministry purpose, several people were there whom I had recruited and asked to be a part of this effort.  When the time came to introduce ourselves to one another and tell what we do, three of them said, “I’m (name given) and I work for Cathy Byrd.”   Everyone laughed, since everyone knows I don’t have any employees.

The leader of the group said, “We’re happy to have Cathy’s shrub here..”  I am grateful to those who join with me in ministry activities and pray that others do see us as a burning bush!

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