Exodus 2: 1-8

Now a man of the house of Levi married a Levite woman, and she became pregnant and gave birth to a son. When she saw that he was a fine child, she hid him for three months. But when she could hide him no longer, she got a papyrus basket for him and coated it with tar and pitch. Then she placed the child in it and put it among the reeds along the bank of the Nile. His sister stood at a distance to see what would happen to him.

Then Pharaoh’s daughter went down to the Nile to bathe, and her attendants were walking along the river bank. She saw the basket among the reeds and sent her slave girl to get it. She opened it and saw the baby. He was crying and she felt sorry for him. “This is one of the Hebrew babies,” she said.

Then his sister asked Pharaoh’s daughter, “Shall I go and get one of the Hebrew women to nurse the baby for you?”

“Yes, go,” she answered. And the girl went and got the baby’s mother. Pharaoh’s daughter said to her, “Take this baby and nurse him for me, and I will pay you.” So the woman took the baby and nursed him. 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.”

A Thought

In today’s scripture we see the faithful service of one, during a time of heavy bondage under Pharaoh, as the start of the miraculous deliverance of Israel. When things appear to be hopeless with no way out, we must place our faith in God and take action to move forward, not focusing on the problem. Not only did God reward the Levite woman’s faith to rescue her son, but God provided a near impossible solution where she was the one to raise her son and received paid wages to do it. What do you do when faced with the impossible? We should never give up. Remember, God is always faithful. We need to be focused in prayer trusting God to make a way for our needs while we are focused on helping answer the needs of others.

Our Prayer

Father help us to be faithful in service to you and others. Thank you that we can trust you to provide a way where there seems to be no way. Thank you that all things are made possible through your son, Jesus Christ. We love you in Jesus’ name, amen.