Keep your eye on the sheep

September 10, 2009 at 7:14 PM 1 comment

Shira and I were watching Prince of Egypt, and when it came to the Moses-and-the-burning-bush scene, her only question was about the sheep that Moses had been following. When she asked where Moses was going, I said he went to bring a sheep back to the flock. There’s the whole mystical bush burning but not consumed and she’s worried about that sheep, as if the burning bush was getting in the way of the real issue at hand. She asked me what the burning bush was, and I tried to explain about God and miracles, but then we were back to that lost sheep. Is he going to get the sheep? Sure, Moses needs to listen to God and save the Hebrew slaves in Egypt, but where’s the sheep?

(The sheep’s fate is not revealed in the movie. I suppose it remains a mystery, like the burning bush.)

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  • 1. MaryAnn  |  September 14, 2009 at 10:44 PM

    You can’t fool a kid about the important stuff. That bush can go on burning forever without being consumed, but the sheep is lost NOW, and time matters to the sheep. God invented time and can do anything she wants with it.

    Very sweet blog! I love it.

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