Moses was born to a poor Jewish slave in Egypt. At the time, the Pharoah forbade all Jewish women to keep their baby boys. Moses' mother was afraid that her baby would be harmed, so she put him into a basket that floated down the river, hoping that he would be found by an Egyptian woman who might raise him as her own. The Pharoah's daughter discovered the baby in the bullrushes and Moses was raised a prince.
One day, Moses was summoned by God. He left the comfort of the palace to bring the Jewish slaves out of bondage in Egypt. He delivered the 10 Commandments to his people. He never made it to the promised land because he lost his temper and broke the tablets of stone in a rage when the people had, for a moment, lost their faith.
On Mount Sinai he rebuilt the tablets and led his people to freedom. He spent his final days in the hills watching over the Jewish tribes of Israel as they made their journey to a new homeland. According to the Bible, the journey took 40 years.
Moses is honored as a freedom hero by people of all faiths. It is said that he stuttered. How curious that God would find a man with a speech impediment to speak on behalf of Him. God works in mysterious ways. He chose Moses and helped him free the Jews. Over the centuries many people who have suffered from oppression have found hope in Moses and his heroic journey. His story reminds people of all faith that men and women are meant to be free.
Leaders and heroes can be imperfect. Moses is a great example: he stuttered, he lost his temper, yet he freed an entire nation.