Tuesday, April 17, 2012

An Egyptian delivered us!

And they said, An Egyptian delivered us out of the hand of the shepherds, and also drew water enough for us, and watered the flock. (Exodus 2:19)

There is something so funny about this report, since it is the opposite of what we’d expect from an Egyptian or shepherds in the Book of Exodus. You’d expect the shepherds to be delivering them out of the hands of the Egyptians! But since the Egyptian saves them from the shepherds, the Egyptian is a better shepherd than the shepherds were.

Of course, since the Egyptian was Moses (delivering the daughters of Jethro at the well), we know why. Eventually too, Moses would become a shepherd and deliver his people out of the hands of the Egyptians.

I like this little story because it is another example of the type of helpful person Moses was. He didn’t stand aloof from other people’s problems; instead, he made it is problem too and did his best to help.