For months, Moses has been telling the Israelites that he’s going to get them out of Egypt and lead them to the Promised Land. But ever since Moses got involved, the Pharoah isn’t budging, and the overseers are only making them work harder.
The Israelites, kvetchy by nature, are getting annoyed.
One of the Israelites goes to Moses and says, "So, nu? What’s going on?"
"Don’t worry," says Moses. "God is gonna get us out of here."
"Yeah, like how?"
Moses looks up towards the sky.
"If the Pharoah doesn’t give in, God will smite Egypt with a rain of frogs."
"Oh, boy," says the guy sarcastically. "Like that’s gonna really work with the stubborn Pharoah."
"Believe me," says Moses. "If the Pharoah resists that, God will smite Egypt with a plague of locusts."
The guy remains skeptical.
"The Pharoah’s no wuss. You think he’s just going to give in because of some bugs."
Finally, Moses gets a little peeved.
"Listen, you stiff-necked nudnick, why don’t you trust me? God will get us out of Egypt."
"OK, so let’s say he gets us out of Egypt. What happens when we get to the Red Sea?"
"God will part the waters of the Red Sea to open your path to the Promised Land."
The Israelite scratches his head.
"If God can do all that, why doesn’t he just walk us out of here without going through this whole big rigamarole?"
Moses nods in agreement.
"I know. I know. I asked God the same thing. But it seems like He’s a bit of a drama queen."