Moses Left the Women & Children at Home

 

Exodus 18:6-8

6 He said to Moses, “I, your father-in-law Jethro, am coming to you, along with your wife and her two sons with her.” 7 Moses went out to meet his father-in-law and bowed down and kissed him; they each asked about the other’s welfare, and then they went into the tent. 8 Moses told his father-in-law all that the Lord had done to Pharaoh and to Egypt for Israel’s sake, and all the hardship that had come on them along the way, and how the Lord had delivered them.

I just realized for the first time that Moses had left his wife and kids behind when he went to confront Pharaoh and lead God’s people out of Egypt. That seems like a kind of big deal.