The pictures really don’t have anything to do with anything except that I think they are funny. These are part of the artwork that makes an average bridge in Perth, Scotland whimsical.
I have moved beyond Exodus in my reading now, but I keep thinking about a couple of verses in chapter 32. Moses is on the mountain with God and he has been up there a while. The people at the bottom of the mountain are apparently feeling deserted so they start building an idol. It’s starts in verse 7, “And the Lord said to Moses, ‘Go down, for your people, whom you brought up out of the land of Egypt, have corrupted themselves.'” That struck me as an odd statement, and then I actually laughed when I got to verse 11. Please don’t judge me, because the circumstances were anything but humorous, but really, don’t you at least have to smile?
“But Moses implored the Lord his God and said, ‘O LORD, why does your wrath burn hot against your people, whom you have brought out of the land of Egypt with great power and a mighty hand?'”
The next time I hear one parent accuse the other with, “Look what your child did!” I will think of Moses and God on a mountain.