On days when the shoulders may get too burdened or the heart may feel too anxious, it might be a good idea to relive the trajectory of Musa's journey from one escape to another.
Musa escaped Egypt twice.
The first time he escaped as a fugitive from a crime scene, with nothing but a pair of clothes on his body. In his desolate forlorn state he offered a prayer which Quran fondly recounts as:
”So he watered [their flock] for them: and when he withdrew into the shade and prayed: “O my Sustainer! Verily, in dire need am I of any good which Thou mayest bestow upon me!”
- 28:24The second time he's documented to be escaping Egypt, he's a Prophet accompanied by an army of the faithful.
This time, Musa is the leader of a prosecuted nation challenging the greatest monarch and his military might. Quran proudly shares the khutba he gave to his followers:
"And [remember the time] when your Sustainer made [this promise] known: 'If you are grateful [to Me], I shall most certainly give you more and more"
- 14:7Life, on any given day, is an event somewhere on the line connecting these two points. A day to be grateful, or a day to be grateful!