I overheard The Boss tell Moses, “I’m sending you to Pharaoh to bring My people out of Egypt.”

Moses told The Boss that he felt insufficient and completely unqualified for the job.

The Boss told Moses, “This assignment has nothing to do with your ‘sufficiency’, or ‘your qualifications’? Do you think I’m in the market for a ‘qualified candidate’? The fact that you’re ‘unqualified’ is actually what qualifies you for this job! Of course you’re nervous and uncertain about this mission! But what you gotta remember is that I will be with you.”

Then Moses said, “Okay, but You’re invisible!”

The Boss said, “I am who I am. …Tell My people that ‘I AM’ sent you.”

Then Moses said, “What about Pharaoh?”

The Boss said, “Oh yeah. He’s definitely not gonna listen to you. So I’m gonna pour out a bunch plagues on him! …Matter of fact, I’m going to pour out so many severe plagues on Egypt, the Egyptians will actually be paying y’all to exit the country!”

Then Moses said, “I really really don’t think anyone is going to believe that You sent me!”

The Boss said, “What’s that in your hand?”

[at this point I had to go use the bathroom, so I didn’t hear what happened next. …However, if you’re dying to know what happened during my bathroom break – I’ve been told there is an official account of this conversation between The Boss & Moses in The Book of Exodus, chapters 3 and 4]

When I got back Moses was saying, “I am not eloquent! I’ve never been good at public speaking and persuading people!”

The Boss said, “I made your mouth! And I will be with your mouth!”

Then (with a tone of unmistakable desperation and sulkiocity) Moses said, “Please send someone else!”

Then The Boss got angry.

The Boss said, “Fine. I’ll have your brother Aaron do the talking. In fact, I knew this was going to happen, so I already arranged for Aaron to come meet with you about this …he’s on his way right now.”


So the day came for Moses to travel to Egypt. The Boss had gone to A LOT of trouble cajoling Moses to take this job. At a lodging place on the way The Boss met Moses and sought to put him to death. Then Zipporah took a flint and cut off her son’s foreskin and touched Moses’ feet with it and said, “Surely you are a bridegroom of blood to me!” So The Boss let Moses alone.


I reached out to a Bible teacher 483 miles West of Charlotte (7 hr 57 min via I-85 S); and I asked him, “What connections do you see between Exodus 4:24-26 and John 2:1-12?”

And the Bible teacher 483 miles West of Charlotte said, “Hmm…I’d never seen any connection between the two. But let’s see: these both occur at the beginning of their respective ministries. There are bridegroom reference in both. We’ve got blood in one and wine (which often symbolizes blood) in the other. Circumcision is related to procreation which is related to marriage. We’ve got the mother-son relationship and Christ as the firstborn son. In Exodus what happens next is Moses meets Aaron (the soon to be high priest) on the mountain of God and then he performs signs for the people to believe; in the John account what happens next is Jesus cleanses the temple and speaks about signs with the Jews. That seems related.”