We do not usually think of Moses as a prophet. Rather he is connected in many persons' minds with the crossing of the Red Sea (actually Reed Sea) and the giving of the Ten Commandments. For some, Charleton Heston and Hollywood have engraved those thoughts in their views. However, Moses was indeed a prophet. In fact, the Old Testament considers him to have been the first and the greatest of the prophets (cf. Numbers 12:6--8). He was the mediator of the Word of God to his people, and he fulfilled the prophetic functions of interceding with the Lord for his sinful people (cf.
“And immediately he received his sight and followed him on the way.” (v. 52b)
Good morning whoever is out there.
I hope you boys and girls are here this morning. Since I can't see you, let me know if you are actually present. (have the children touch and/or speak and/or sing) (Humor works, like have the children repeat something silly like, “Good morning fantastic, awesome, most highest lord pastor/teacher”)
I remember going to a Lent group years ago, where the priest gave all us lay folk a piece of paper and a pen and asked us to write down what we knew about Jesus. He didn't want us to write down what we'd been told about Jesus or read about Jesus, but simply what we knew for ourselves from our own experience.
I ended up with a blank sheet of paper, but one person wrote, "I know that Jesus saves me." That led onto an interesting discussion along the lines of: saves you from something? Or for something?