This weekend I had the opportunity to preview the new The Prince of Egypt: The Musical.
Visual Effect. Stunning.
This live performance by the West End’s Dominion Theatre in London was powerful. Yet, it left me pondering if there was more than mere entertainment—perhaps a deeper lesson that God intended to impart.
God Hears, Remembers, and Provides
If you’ve seen The Prince of Egypt cartoon that made waves 25 years ago, the musical won’t be a surprise. It tracks the discovery of Moses in the waters, his upbringing in the palace, and then his leading the Israelites out of slavery. While neither the movie nor musical are entirely biblically accurate, they do maintain many truths often exchanged in Hollywood and theater adaptations.
In all of my learning of Exodus, I overlooked how challenging it must have been for Moses to depart from the palace and the only family he’d known, only to return years later to go against the monarchy. Moses went from someone to no one almost instantaneously. Several years later, in Exodus 3:10, God tells Moses, “So now, go. I am sending you to Pharaoh to bring my people the Israelites out of Egypt.”
Upon God’s calling, Moses says, “Who am I that I should go…?” And God said, “I will be with you” (verse 23). But why was God sending Moses? Looking back one chapter, we learn that “the Israelites groaned in their slavery and cried out, and their cry for help because of their slavery went up to God” (emphasis added).
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Verses 24-25, “God heard their groaning and he remembered his covenant with Abraham, with Isaac and with Jacob. So God looked on the Israelites and was concerned about them” (emphasis added).
God Hears Our Cries
What in your life is causing you to cry out?
Job and financial help.
With the Israelites and Moses as our example, whatever you are facing cry out. God hears and remembers His promises. He will provide. And then know that He will be with you.
You are loved, dear friends.
The Prince of Egypt: The Musical
If you love musical theater, I want to invite you to rent or purchase The Prince of Egypt: The Musical, available tomorrow, December 5th. Purchase through my affiliate link or here. While I don’t suggest for younger kiddos, if you are a Broadway, theater-loving family, this promises to become a favorite. I would love to see it live on stage!
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