Title: Some thoughts on Exodus 2
Tags: exodus, Moses, Nile, fate, hope, mother
Blog Entry: The infant Moshe (Moses) was in danger from his birth.  The dynasty in power had enslaved the Hebrew people and now a call went out to kill male infants in an effort to keep the population of the Hebrews down.  The evil authorities were alarmed by foreigners in the country but their ways of handling the situation were evil. The mother of Moses (Moses not named yet) was obviously in great despair but she knew as a loving mother that she had to protect her baby son. She finally decided to hide the small child in a floating basket, among the Nile River grasses and flags.  This must have been very hard for her, but it was the only chance for the child. Imagine how difficult it was for her.  If a women gives a child up for adoption it is generally a hard choice but it is probably for the best, but in this case we see a mother sending her babe out upon the waters not knowing what fate the child might encounter. The Nile is full of dangers.  This is the awful situation she found herself in, but often good things come out of sad situations for here we see that the child was found by a princess of Egypt and adopted.  We must trust in the Lord.  Sometimes when things are seemingly at the most hopeless point good things spring forth. The story of Moses is a superb lesson on this. ( Psalm 30:5 ). Pastorzomok