God's grand-narrative


Moses viewed his own story of being thrown in the Nile from the perspective of God's grand-narrative in the history of His redemption. Jochebed prepared a basket coated with tar and pitch. Moses used a Hebrew word 'Tebah' to described the basket. Tebah was used only twice in the Bible: one in the story of Noah's ark and in the story of Moses. Moses made the two story identical by using the word Tebah. Moses life did not make sense at all until he realised that his own narrative was part of God's grand-narrative which was written and being written by God. Jeseph was able to forgive his brothers when he began to look at his own narrative in the light of God's grand-narrative by realising that it was God not his brothers who sent him to Egypt.

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