When writing or telling a story there are some specific things you need. You need the setting, the plot, the conflict and the resolution but you also need characters. Such as the protagonist and the antagonist. Most stories focus on the main character and their enemies and how they over come some challenge. When someone tells a story they always talk about the main hero. The popular characters. Their stories always get told first. We know them all, Noah, Moses, David, Esther, just to name a few. But have you ever heard of Jehu or Jabez or Rhoda or Ehud? These characters played important roles too. Over the next few weeks we are going to explore the lives of these sidekicks, lesser known heroes and see what we can learn from their lives.
Our first character is Aaron. So who was Aaron? When people tell the story of how the Israelite people were freed from slavery we automatically think of Moses and the miracles he performed in front of Pharaoh. We often forget that it was Aaron, Moses’ brother, who did all the talking before the people of Israel and Pharaoh. Before Moses came back to Egypt God had spoken to Aaron telling him that he would be Moses’ voice and helper. Later on as the children of Israel continued towards the promised land Aaron became the high priest of the temple. He was the father of all the Levites that would continue to be priests down through history.
Though Aaron is not talked about as much as Moses, he did a lot of important things. Sometimes we may feel that we are not important enough or not making a difference in this world. Always remember that no matter how small, what you say and do will have an impact in somebody’s life.