The Rescue of Moses

Today's Bible reading: Exodus 2:1-10

So far in our journey together through God's plan, we have seen how this plan is often advanced by God's use of great individuals.  Yet Moses - the greatest servant and prophet of God in the entire Old Testament - could've died with all the other Hebrew baby boys.  He could've drowned in the Nile or been gobbled up by a Nile crocodile.  When rescued by the Egyptian princess, he could've been content to grow up in the palace … and perhaps have become a high-ranking official – even a ruler.  But God had other plans for him.

Even though Moses sides with his own people in their misery, I don't know that we can call him a likely candidate for a leader.  After all he flees Egypt as a murderer, even if it is also true that we can understand his actions. God's great saints are also always sinners!  God is mighty when His people are weak.  He hears Israel's cry for deliverance. And though sinful humans forget the promises that they make, God never forgets His promises – He remembers His covenant with His people.  Exodus 2:23-25 read: “During those many days the king of Egypt died, and the people of Israel groaned because of their slavery and cried out for help.  Their cry for rescue from slavery came up to God.  And God heard their groaning, and God remembered His covenant with Abraham, with Isaac, and with Jacob.  God saw the people of Israel – and God knew.”   Notice the verbs - the action words - here: God heard … God remembered … God saw … God knew … and as part of His plan of deliverance, He calls a reluctant leader – Moses.

Prayer: Lord, help us to provide well for our children and their instruction, especially in the Christian faith, and to celebrate your redemption for us.  Amen