Yesterday we got together with our son, daughter-in-law, and granddaughter to celebrate July Fourth. Here, you see me with our granddaughter, waiting for the fireworks to begin. As you can see, she was just a bit uncertain about holding that sparkler! We need rain badly, so it has been very dry. Before we started, my husband said he was afraid to set off the big fireworks because it might set the yard on fire. But I convinced him to go ahead, saying we could have the hose ready. See son and hubby lighting the fuse. After the first fire, there was no stopping them. Yes, the grass was so dry that the yard kept catching on fire. The men loved it. They didn't care about the fireworks at all, only setting more fires. They were like pyromaniacs run amok. Son started tying several fireworks together to get a bigger fire. He used his knife to cut the fireworks open, then put the knife in his MOUTH so he could use both hands to light the fuses! Before each fire got too bad, the men would stomp them out with their feet, then start more. The women cowered in lawn chairs at a distance. This was turning into a Fire Marshall's nightmare. At one point, son went into the house and brought out a glass of water to douse the fire. But instead, he stood there watching the flames while he drank the water. I finally insisted that the hose be brought out. Yes, I was a spoil sport!! Boo, Hiss!!! We finally went in the house all smelling of carbon, but alive! The yard is now all burned with big black patches everywhere, a nifty souvenir. I'm glad there were only two men. Here's something that burned without burning up, and I wonder if there were any black burn marks left on the ground. My guess would be no.
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." Exodus 3:2,4