The Learning Curve Of Moses
Moses strikes me as a particularly robust individual. His character, behavior, and presence all intrigue me greatly. He is a man, and biblical character, we speak of often. From a young age, many are familiar with the story of the parting of the red sea and wandering the desert, especially if you were brought up within any sort of Christian community.
This is where my understanding stopped, I had known the rudimentary stories of Moses. I had known a vague and convoluted timeline of what happened and where they took place. Reading through these stories with the depth it takes to write a podcast script, however, shed a good amount of light and understanding on the man and character of Moses.
Over the course of the last 30 days and five episodes, I have found a new relatability to Moses. Prior to this time, I had understood Moses as a specific, special man, picked out by God, to carry out a direct and important plan, which is not necessarily untrue. It is however missing the average normality that makes Moses an example worth exemplifying.
In my opinion, I see many of us individually in Moses. He is visibly uncertain, doubtful, even aggravated at the plans and path that God has called him to. He questions, missteps, responds out of foolishness and is still invited and encouraged into the will of God. I can’t help but recognize my own uncertainty, misguided foolishness, boastfulness, and at times frustrations with faith, with the uncertainty, within the response and life of Moses.
My largest moment of clarity comes with this thought; Moses, although a man of normal form and function, was used by God through an invitation to carry out a specific divine plan. I know these are not new thoughts but as a member of our foolish and fallen humanity, it is an ever pertinent reminder.