Moses and Women.
October 26th, 2006
Santa Cruz, California
Received by FAB.
I am here, Moses.
As a healthy young man, I was attracted to women, and it was felt that I myself was attractive.
When I was a prince, there were definite plans to have me marry a woman of noble birth who was high up in the social hierarchy. In those days, questions of love were not even considered. Since we were all conditioned since childhood to think this way, we did not have a lot of the heartbreak that occurs in your time, since we felt that this was reality.
But when I met Zipporah in Midian, all that changed. I had a powerful bond with her whole family, who had rescued me from being abandoned. When I told her my story, she was deeply moved. This response, plus physical attraction, resulted in our falling in love. It was a brand-new experience for me, and I knew that once again, God was working for my happiness.
In my journey, Zipporah was always right beside me with her support and guidance. Indeed, she was one of the main factors that sustained me. You know from experience that it is vital to have someone who believes in us in order for us to do our dream. Well, Zipporah supplied that need, and I thanked the Lord for it. And when we had children, this cemented our bond even more.
It has been felt that the attitude and behavior toward women of my Israelite society was rather primitive, and so it was. In some respects, women were even seen as chattel. But here and there, a relationship arose that broke this mold. My relationship with Zipporah was one such relationship. For I had a sense of a higher destiny, and knew intuitively that I must adopt a positive, respectful attitude to women in order to be true to myself.
I also knew that love between man and woman was holy, this despite other conflicting prevailing attitudes. I witnessed much disrespect for women, but held to my esteem and respect for Zipporah. I knew that this was the right path for me.
Though I was the leader, I could not force my views on the others - it wasn’t my nature to do so.