The order of the Bible is reversed in my case. After discussing Jesus and people with disabilities, I discussed King David’s kindness toward a disabled man. My next topic is Moses, who led people out of Egypt. Moses had a speech impairment, which made him a disabled man. However, God chose him to save his people, becoming one of history’s most influential prophets.
May you hear the word of our Lord, Exodus:-4:10-16
Moses said to the Lord, “Pardon your servant, Lord. I have never been eloquent, neither in the past nor since you have spoken to your servant. I am slow of speech and tongue.”
The Lord said to him, “Who gave human beings their mouths? Who makes them deaf or mute? Who gives them sight or makes them blind? Is it not I, the Lord? Now go; I will help you speak and will teach you what to say.”
But Moses said, “Pardon your servant, Lord. Please send someone else.”
Then the Lord’s anger burned against Moses, and he said, “What about your brother, Aaron the Levite? I know he can speak well. He is already on his way to meet you, and he will be glad to see you. You shall speak to him and put words in his mouth; I will help both of you speak and will teach you what to do. He will speak to the people for you, and it will be as if he were your mouth and as if you were God to him.
Wow. so powerful! Moses argued with God, not fully trusting that he could help him achieve success even with the speech impediment. I can relate to Moses on many levels, and I will point out two of them in this video.
One, my past life before I truly met God and his son Jesus. Did you know that when God appeared in the bush to Moses, who was running from Egypt because he got angry and committed a murder of a slave keeper? One of my favorite parts of the movie, The Prince of Egypt, is when Moses takes off his royal adorn when he is in the desert. Letting God renew him, so Moses can do what he meant to do. I, too, must take off my chains of the past in order to have God renew me.
Second, Moses still has an incredible ability to speak despite his speech impairment, becoming God’s mouthpiece, the ten commandments, and much more. I know it is hard for me because of my speech impairment. If I did not have a speech impairment, I would talk your ear off and probably do more videos here. I am blessed with my lingrapha and other speech technology which made it possible.
I found this fun fact! Speaking of ancient Egyptians and disability, the Pharaoh had cerebral palsy. Around 1196 to 1190 BC, the Egyptian Pharaoh Siptah provided the first physical evidence of CP. Notable, isn’t it? This is about a Pharaoh, and we are talking about not someone from the lowest class. It is too far to say that I wonder if Moses, born in 1400 BC, also has a disability other than a speech impairment. God only knows.
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Grace & Peace, Amanda
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He said to her, “Daughter, your faith has healed you. Go in peace and be freed from your suffering.” Mark 5:34
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