People Like Hur

“Moses’ arms soon became so tired he could no longer hold them up. So Aaron and Hur found a stone for him to sit on. Then they stood on each side of Moses, holding up his hands. So his hands held steady until sunset.” – Exodus 17:12 In Exodus 17 we see Israel faced with its first…

Could I Be Excused?

“But Moses pleaded with the Lord, “O Lord, I’m not very good with words. I never have been, and I’m not now, even though you have spoken to me. I get tongue-tied, and my words get tangled.” – Exodus 4:10. The dictionary definition of “excuse” is “to make allowance for a short-coming; to overlook; to serve…

The Archetypal Hero

“But Moses protested to God, “Who am I to appear before Pharaoh? Who am I to lead the people of Israel out of Egypt?” –  Exodus 3:11.  A prominent website surveyed people to find out who were the 5 greatest super heroes of all time. Number 5 was the Incredible Hulk, Wolverine was 4, Spiderman…