Monday, April 18, 2005, 8:09 AM PST||
During the campaign for the presidency in the year
2000, the Rev. Jesse Jackson got a lot of attention, and a lot of mileage, by using a play on words
to ridicule candidate George W. Bush. Whenever Jackson took to the podium to speak to the
gatherings of the party faithful, he would invariably lead them in a chant that went like this:
"Stay out of the Bushes! Stay out of the Bushes! Stay out of the Bushes!". And the party
faithful would shout and clap with glee.
But now, as President George W. Bush takes up the
sword of righteousness in defense of America against the forces of international terrorism, I am
reminded that God appeared to Moses as flame and a fire within a BUSH, that consumed it not:
"And the angel of the Lord appeared unto him in a flame of fire out of the
midst of a bush: and he looked, and, behold, the bush burned with fire, and the bush was not
consumed." [Exodus 3:2].
May you pass every test.