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Exodus 14:19-31

The Best You Can Be

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Exodus 14:19-31

The Best You Can Be

By Lois Parker Edstrom

Today’s story is about a man named Moses who was chosen by God to lead his people (the Israelites) out of the land of Egypt where they had been held as slaves for a very long time.

Moses didn’t think he was strong enough or wise enough to do such important work, but the Bible tells us that “the angel of God” (14:19) went with Moses and his people.

As Moses led his people out of Egypt they were chased by an Egyptian army. One night a cloud moved between Moses’ people and the Egyptian army so the army could not get close and harm them.

One of the most exciting stories of the Bible happens when Moses and his people approached the sea. The Bible tells us that a strong wind came up and lasted all night. It “made the sea dry land, and the waters were divided” (14:21) so the Israelites could pass through to the other side. The sea then covered the dry land so the army that was chasing them was not able to follow.

The story teaches us that God had a plan for Moses’ life – special work for him to do. We can see how God helped Moses along the way.

The Bible teaches us that God has a plan for each one of us – special work for us to do.

As we grow, we learn more about God and about ourselves. We find out what our talents and special gifts are. We learn how to help others.

During our quiet times and when we pray, we may feel God leading us and helping us to be all that we can be.

Take time to listen and decide what your special work might be – how to become the best person you can be.

Scripture quotations from the World English Bible

Copyright 2012, Richard Niell Donovan