SHEMOS (Exodus, 1:1-6:1) — “The Secret Password”

What are the credentials of a savior of Israel? Imagine the scene:

The Sages of Israel have been summoned to a meeting. They have been enduring unspeakable horrors due to the agonizing slavery that his been placed upon them by their Egyptian taskmasters.  The meeting has been called by a fugitive, a wanted man.  Moses, the twelve-year-old son of Amram the Levite had absconded from Egypt to escape a murder conviction.  Now, as an eighty year-old man, he has returned to Egypt with an announcement…

Do we listen to Moses? Is he for real?  Is he on the level?  We haven’t seen this fellow in sixty-eight years! Suddenly he shows up with a Messianic proclamation, and he expects us to risk our skins by going to the Pharaoh with such an outrageous request!?

They bought it…

Over the millennia many have claimed to be the Messiah.  They have come to the People of Israel purporting to lead us to Redemption.  It hasn’t happened.

The most famous of these men celebrates his birthday every December  …  We still await the Messiah.  He obviously didn’t know the password…

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Published in: on December 24, 2010 at 3:32 am  Leave a Comment  

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