This story begins when Pharaoh grew very afraid of the Hebrews brewing in Egypt. They grew so vast in population that Pharaoh thought they might overflow his land and flood him out.
As a sad result, Pharaoh sent the Hebrew people into slavery and ordered every Hebrew baby boy to be killed, so that they would never have the chance to grow up and rise against him.
But one Hebrew mother refused to see the death of her newborn baby boy, Moses, so she did something no mother would dream of doing: She placed her son in a basket and sent him floating down the Nile river.
Moses washed up to shore, practically into the Pharaoh daughter’s arms. As fait had it, the princess fell in love with baby Moses immediately and raised him on her own.
Moses grew in royalty, living life as an Egyptian prince.
But just because he was raised Egyptian didn’t mean Moses forgot his Hebrew heritage. As a result, he had pity for the hebrew slaves.
One day Moses was out and about, doing his princely duties, he witnessed an Egyptian violently beat a Hebrew slave to death. Not able to contain his anger, Moses murdered the Egyptian.
When Pharaoh caught wind of Moses’s behavior, he sent people out to kill him.
Moses fled the scene, running away to Midian. While on his journey through the land, Moses decided to rest by a well. While sitting there, he noticed a few women coming to draw water from the well. But they were quickly ushered away when some ruffians took their water.
Being the hero he was, Moses came to their aid and helped them draw up more water.
Luckily for Moses, he unknowing ended up helping the daughters of Jethro, Midian’s priest. As a result, Jethro asked Moses to live with him in exchange for helping his flock.
It was an offer Moses couldn’t refuse.
In fact, Moses ended up marrying one of Jethro’s daughters and life seemed to be going well for him. Until God made an appearance in the form of a burning bush, right before his eyes, and ordered him to go back to Egypt to save the Hebrew people.
When Moses finally had the courage go back into Egypt, he faced a new Pharaoh that didn’t want to kill him, but he didn’t want to let the Hebrew people go either.
Again and again, Pharaoh kept refusing to let the people go.
Eventually, God sent ten plagues to Egypt in order to grab Pharaoh’s attention.
Finally, after the tenth plague—the death of Pharaoh’s firstborn son—Pharaoh decided to let the people go.
Then Pharaoh changed his mind and started chasing after Moses and all the Hebrews.
In the nick of time, God split the sea and allowed Moses and the people to cross to the other side.
But In the process of the chase, Pharaoh and his army were wiped away by the tumbling walls of water and died.
And Moses and the people were finally free from slavery!