The story of Baby Moses teaches about being chosen, protected, and loved by the LORD God. The story does not end with Moses being a baby but will continue on with other lessons requiring faith, commitment and dedication to the LORD God. Exodus 2:1-10
The children of Israel were living in Egypt and under the rule of the Pharaoh. Pharaoh was like the king and was afraid that one day the large number of Children of Israel would turn against him. So Pharaoh ordered that every new born Israelite baby boy be thrown into the Nile River.
One Hebrew mother could not bear to drown her beautiful baby boy. So she wove a sturdy basket in the shape of a tiny boat, and covered the outside with pitch and tar to make it watertight. Then she kissed her baby and set his basket afloat in the reeds along the Nile River.
The Israelites who are descendants of Jacob lived in Egypt. There was a man and his wife who had three children, Aaron, Miriam, and their baby brother. When the baby brother was born, his mother hid him to save his life. The baby was growing and his mother could not keep on hiding him anymore. She decided to leave him on the bank of the River Nile where the king’s daughter comes to bathe.
When the princess of Egypt came to the bank of the River Nile she found the baby in the cradle and realized that he was a Hebrew child. She decided to take the adorable baby and raise him as her own. Just before the princess left, the baby’s sister, Miriam, who was hiding in the bushes, came out of the bushes and asked the princess; “Shall I go and bring a Hebrew woman to take care of the baby for you?”
The princess agreed, and Miriam went to fetch her mother. The mother was very happy and grateful to God because she was going to be close to her child. The baby whom the princess named Moses lived in the palace and was treated as if he were her son.
Moses was raised as an Egyptian. When Moses grew up, he found out that he was an Israelite. Moses looked at his brothers and the troubles they had to live under. He was angry at the cruelty and the brutality with which his people were treated. One day Moses saw old men and children being whipped and beaten by the Egyptians to work harder. This made him lose his temper and beat one of the Egyptians”taskmasters” to death and he hid him in the sand. When Pharaoh heard this, he ordered that Moses must be killed! Moses however, fled Egypt to the land of Midian and sat down by a well.
What Can This Story Teach Us?
The mother of Moses showed great faith in the LORD God by placing baby Moses in a basket along the edge of the Nile. The faith that Moses’ mother showed in the LORD God was stronger than her fear of the Egyptian Pharaoh.
She is a good example to us when we get frustrated by the evil in our world, not knowing what to do to overcome these frustrations. We should never give up we need to ask the LORD God give us strength to overcome tough times. Always remember, you are not alone Jesus is standing right by your side.
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