Oh Moses! Prince of Egypt, Humble Shepherd, Worker of Miracles, Deliverer of the Hebrews, Creator of a Nation, Law Giver, Prophet of God, and Foreshadower of the Savior!
It would be difficult to miss the greatness of Moses!
As we study Moses and learn about the sacrifices he made I am truly inspired by his devotion to God. One of my favorite scenes from the animated movie “Prince of Egypt” is when Moses fleas Egypt, he is out in the desert and he begins to pull off his bracelets, head dress, and everything that made him a Prince of Egypt, until he is bare with nothing but his loincloth. It is a powerful scene to me. It is powerful because I believe Moses did have to make a choice. And he chose God. It is good to ask ourselves: what things, habits, lifestyles do we need to “strip” ourselves of that we might separate ourselves from all that is Egypt and give ourselves, our bare selves, to the Lord so that He can make us the person He wants us to be. Hopefully we can find ourselves in the “desert” willing to give up the world and, instead, choose God.
As we face the “Pharaoh’s” in our lives we must remember the wonderful and important lessons we learn from the Hebrews. When life becomes difficult, and we face challenges we think we cannot bear, go back and read Exodus 1:12 “But the more they afflicted them, the more they multiplied and grew…”
Elder Robert D. Hales said “Why such tribulation? To what end? For what purpose? As we ask these questions, we realize that the purpose of our life on earth is to GROW, develop, and be strengthened through our own experiences… Tests and trials are given to all of us… No matter how difficult our circumstances, ‘all these things shall [be for our] experience, and for [our] good.’ Those afflictions will come in all shapes and sizes…” (General Conference, Oct 2011)
Also remember the GREAT lessons we learn from the stories of Moses:
1. *Jehovah is the only true and living God, far above all power of men or other gods
2. * He is THE faithful covenant God, who remembers His promises
And He will remember you.