“When the child grew older, she took him to Pharaoh’s daughter and he became her son. She named him Moses, saying, ‘I drew him out of the water.’”
– Exodus 2:10
Today, we’re going to continue learning about the life of Moses. Yesterday, we remembered that the Israelites had fallen under the rule of the Egyptians after Joseph died, and an unjust Pharaoh rose to power in the land. Increased tension between the Jews and Egyptians found God’s people in chains for 400 years! It was into this world of hostility towards the Israelites that Moses was born. As fear of the Hebrews taking over the nation of Egypt gripped Pharaoh’s heart, he commanded that all Jewish baby boys be killed. Certainly that would stop their population from increasing (or so he thought).
Born to two Levites, Moses’ mother, aware of how exceptional her child was, tried hiding him for three months, but ultimately obeyed Pharaoh’s command and threw him in the Nile River. However, she didn’t throw him in there to drown; she placed him in a basket and hid him among the reeds. Miriam, the baby’s older sister, kept an eye on that basket, curious about what would happen to her baby brother. Miraculously, the basket was discovered by none other than Pharaoh’s daughter, who immediately fell in love with the Hebrew child. She sent her servant to retrieve the baby, picked him up, and then decided she was going to raise him and call him her son. Seeing an opportunity, his sister spoke up and offered to find a Jewish woman to nurse and help rear the child. When the princess said “yes” to her offer, Miriam ran to tell her mom, and Moses spent the first few years of his life being raised by both his own mother and by an Egyptian princess. Interestingly, Pharaoh’s daughter named the child Moses, which means “to be drawn out of death into life.”
Friend, just like Moses, you too have been drawn out of death and into life! The moment you received Jesus Christ as your Savior, Satan’s attempt to destroy you was nailed to the cross and redeemed. Yes, you will face trying circumstances and you may have moments when it looks like darkness will prevail, but the God of angel armies is working on your behalf to orchestrate an outcome that is beyond comprehension. No matter what it looks like right now, stand firm and know that the Lord is on your side. His eye is on you and He is pulling you out of the reeds — taking care of you, blessing you, and working all things together for your good!
Jesus, thank you for drawing me out of death and into life. No matter how things look right now, I believe that your plan is greater than my circumstances.
How has the Lord has drawn you out of death and into life?
Looking back on my baptism on Easter Sunday 1956 in St Ignatius Roman Catholic Church in Chicago Illinois.When I accepted Jesus Christ as my Lord and Savior.And became a new creation.All original sin was washed away.I hope and pray that The Hour of Power will continue to reach out to the lost and lonely people all around the world with the positive and uplifting messages of hope and healing. And to Pastor
Bobby Schuller and his beautiful family. May God continue to bless them. Much love and warm thoughts also to Shepherd’s Grove at Irvine Presbyterian Church.And to the Hour of Power Choir and Orchestra along with The Voices of Hope Children’s Choir.Much thankyous to all for the beautiful uplifting music and triumphant singing