But Moses said to the Lord,
“Since I speak with faltering lips, why would Pharaoh listen to me?” – Exodus
The Egyptians had enslaved the
nation of Israel for centuries. When God was ready to set his people free and
lead them to the Promised Land, he called Moses. He told Moses that he was to
go to Pharaoh and tell him to set the people free.
But Moses balked. Despite
being raised in the palace, he didn’t feel like he could speak eloquently. He
used the term “faltering lips” to describe his difficulty with words. Some
scholars believe this may have been a reference to some type of speech disorder
he suffered with.
God then says that Moses’s
brother, Aaron will go with him and speak in his place. Moses would still lead
the nation of Israel. But his brother would be his mouth, sharing God’s words
with the people.
But it wasn’t just Aaron that
played a pivotal role in Moses’s life—so did Miriam. She watched over him when
he was just an infant. She stayed hidden among the reeds, silently guarding the
Siblings can be a source of
protection and support when you encounter difficult circumstances. Don’t be
afraid to share with them what you’re going through. Lean on each other and
watch as God strengthens your bonds.
God, thank You for the gift of siblings! Thank you for
(sibling’s name). Show me how I can support and protect them during difficult
times. Help me to be humble enough to lean into them when I need grace. In
Jesus’ name, Amen.
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