Hey person, I’ve had to wait a whole week to find out if Moses left his sheep and his sheep dogs and went to Egypt. So are you going to tell me? I’m still waiting.
He did go? I thought so. God was pretty insistent. But what about the sheep?
The Bible doesn’t say anything about the sheep? Why not? Okay I’ll listen to the story.
Moses took his wife and sons and put them on a donkey and headed back to Egypt. At least they took a donkey with them.
Yes, I’m listening person.
The Lord told Moses’ brother Aaron to go into the desert to meet Moses, so that Aaron could help Moses when he went to face Pharoah.
When Moses and Aaron got to Egypt they met with the elders of the Israelites who were very happy to hear that the Lord was concerned about them.
Then Moses and Aaron went to Pharaoh.
Did they give him what for?
I am listening.
They told Pharaoh that the Lord, the God of Israel says, “Let my people go, that they may hold a festival to me in the desert.”
Did Pharaoh let them go?
Not only did Pharaoh say no, he made things harder on the Israelites. He told his slave drivers and foremen to stop giving the Israelites straw for making bricks, but to require them to make the same number of bricks as before.
So now the Israelites had to find their own straw and still make the same number of bricks. And they weren’t very happy with Moses and Aaron.
Moses went to God and he wasn’t very happy with God. It seemed to him that God had sent him to cause more trouble for the Israelites and God hadn’t rescued them at all.
So is God going to help Moses give Pharaoh what for, or not?
What do you mean, I’ve got to wait another week? How long is this story anyway? Do you think maybe you could get God to move a little faster?