The music in this movie is just as awesome as it was when I saw it in the theater almost 15 years ago. That awesomeness may or may not include the song by Boyz II Men in the closing credits.
OH, SOMETHING YOU SHOULD KNOW: This movie is fantastic, but the book is better. Read Exodus, chapters 1-14 for the real story, including the role of Aaron as Moses’ spokesman, and how his sister convinced Pharaoh’s daughter to let Moses be nursed by his real mother.
This version of the story of Moses is a very personal one, focusing more on the brotherly relationship Moses had with Rameses, and how difficult it must have been to be the one to face him.
Nobody wants to be the one to tell a loved one they are doing something seriously wrong. Still, when we see someone close to us doing something harmful to themselves or those around them, we must either accept the responsibility to step in or slowly watch ourselves become a silent accomplice to the wrongs being done.
We may wonder if we have what it takes to approach a person like Rameses. In those moments of self-doubt we can ask God for help. He will help us find the words that need to be said or the actions that need to be taken if we are willing overcome our fears and believe the Lord will provide a way for us to accomplish what needs to be done.
“And Moses said unto the Lord, O my Lord, I am not eloquent… And the Lord said unto him, Who hath made man’s mouth? or who maketh the dumb, or deaf, or the seeing, or the blind? have not I the Lord?
Now therefore go, and I will be with thy mouth, and teach thee what thou shalt say.” – Exodus 4:10-12