Burning Bushes and Burning Hearts

            Did not our hearts burn within us while he talked to us on the road,
while he opened to us the Scriptures?

Luke 24:32

This week we taught our Sunday School class the story of God speaking to Moses from a burning bush in the desert. As we prepared to teach, we reflected on how fitting this lesson was the week before Christmas since Moses directs us to Jesus, who came in humility and carried out God’s work of salvation for His people.

Luke tells us that Jesus took the two disciples on the road to Emmaus through the writings of Moses and the prophets, explaining from the scriptures things concerning Himself. As Jesus spoke these things, their hearts burned.

Edmund Clowney brings these events together for us: “Moses, the great servant over the house of God, prepares us . . . for the coming of God’s Son as the final servant, sent by the Father.”  (The Unfolding Mystery, p. 97 Kindle edition)


Sunday School Craft

After the lesson, the children enjoyed making their own burning bushes. We are including the instructions for Sunday School teachers who would like to use this craft themselves in their classrooms.

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1.  Cut colorful construction paper into thin strips.
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2. Cut strips into small triangles that look like confetti.
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3.  Gather confetti, glue, and printed picture.
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4.  Download by right clicking with your mouse.
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5.  Color burning bush.
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6.  Apply lines of glue and sprinkle confetti over the top.  Let dry.

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