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Short Stories (Stories for the Youth), book by Father Tadros Yacoub Malaty

287- Im Moses

 

 Frank heard about his friend Alfred who was harassing others. Frank tried to attract him to love and kindness and stop him from hurting others for, when one makes a trap for a friend to fall in one will fall in it. Frank told him the following story:

 A king had a Jewish Prime Minister but this Prime Minister had left his religion. The Prime Minister grew against Jews and was thinking of an idea to get rid of all the Jews. He said that Moses was still alive and Jews hid him amongst them and was still making miracles. The Prime Minister asked the king to tell the Jews to bring Moses or they would all be killed. As the king told the Jews, they were very upset and asked for 3 days to get him. The Jews fasted. On the third day, the Jewish leaders were on their way to the council, they saw a Jewish man eating not caring for his people. One of them asked him, Didnt you hear of what happened to us?

The man answered, What? The king wants to see Moses? I am Moses! Take me to the king.

St-Takla.org Image: Prophet Moses Moses and the Burning Bush, from Religion in the Home or Captivating Bible Stories صورة في موقع الأنبا تكلا: موسى النبي والعليقة المشتعلة، صورة من كتاب الدين في المنزل، أو قصص رائعة من الكتاب المقدس

St-Takla.org Image: Prophet Moses Moses and the Burning Bush, from Religion in the Home or Captivating Bible Stories.

صورة في موقع الأنبا تكلا: موسى النبي والعليقة المشتعلة، صورة من كتاب الدين في المنزل، أو قصص رائعة من الكتاب المقدس.

They said, Hes going to kill you.

The man answered, Dont worry, take me to the king and Ill save you all.

 They took the man to the king. He said to the king Im Moses.

The King looked at the Prime Minister and asked, is this Moses?

The Prime Minister said, He should make a miracle then well know the truth.

The man said, Im going to make you a great miracle my master. Bring me a barrel full of oil and have the Prime Minister stay under it for one hour. I wont only bring him out alive but also Ill make him a young man.

The Prime Minister got scared and his legs started to shake. Then he said, Master, now Im sure this is truly Moses.

The Prime Minister realized that he fell in his own trap.

→ English translation of the story here at St-Takla.org: أنا موسى.

St-Takla.org Divider

O god with Your fairness You judge.

With the measurement You use, it will be measured back to you.

Grant me to give love to my brethren, so I can find Your love welcoming me.

Let me never trap someone so I can never fall in the trap myself.

Make me desire with love that everyone repent so that everybody would be glorified

And it will be glory to me.


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