| From Joseph to Moses |
The Story reads like a novel, moving from one scene to another in what appears to be a rather short period of time. But the time span from Joseph to Moses is over 400 years. In God-time, that’s a blink of His eyes but for us in the U.S.A., we’d have to wait another 162 years before we celebrate 400 years as a nation.
That’s a long time, but as The Story tells us, God remembered. Remembered what? He remembered His covenant with Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. He also remembered the oppression of the Hebrew people in Egypt. I can’t even remember where I put my reading glasses five minutes ago, but God remembered…400+ years. It’s a good thing I have all my teeth.
A very reluctant Moses didn’t exactly jump into God’s story…he kind of stubbed his toe into the story and a nation was born….an enslaved people that nobody else wanted but God claimed for Himself. He will be their God and they will be His people.