A bible story that me and my husband both appreciate is the story of Moses. I love it so much, it inspired my first novel. The way stories are written in the bible it can feel like they aren’t detailed. The details are often in context of the bible as a whole or lost in translation. Whether left out details are intentional or not, we are [most times😂] given enough information to understand the significance of the story. I think the important details are there in the story of Moses. I mean, the story fascinated me so much that I wanted to fill in the blanks. (which means it’s inspiring) I wanted to give Pharaoh a backstory and I did. After a while, I think I burned myself out with all the research. I had to make sure I was writing with respect to the history of Egypt and the history of the Israelites. The excerpt from that novel is what got me into the Yale’s Writers Workshop which was an experience for sure. I shared the table with Ivey Leaguers, amazing writers from around the world, and had an author who taught at Brown facilitate our class of 12. I felt small for sure.
There’s a part in the story of Moses where he feels small. Even when God showed him he had all the tools he needed to do what he was called to do, he wasn’t confident. God showed him grace by sending a helper to be by his side. I just that so relatable. We could have all the tools and talents and everything in the world, but still feel small. But I must say, lack of confidence didn’t keep Moses from doing what he was called to do. No sir. He stuck it out till the end of his time here. We see Moses express a wide range of emotions and live a wide range of classes and still when he was called to get the job done, well, let’s just say God parted the Red Sea to make it happen.