The Story of Moses
Read Exodus 1:22; 2:1-10
Later, when he was older, she brought him back to the princess and he became her son. She named him Moses (meaning "to draw out") because she had drawn him out of the water. Exodus 2:10 (TLB)
The story of Moses reminds B'Kolly, from Lagos, Nigeria, of God's grace and care. She is particularly moved by the way God saved Moses from death according to Pharaoh's decree, keeping him in the Nile River until spotted and rescued by Pharaoh's daughter. What an unlikely outcome that Pharaoh's daughter would put aside her father's decree, ask Moses' mother to nurse him, and then raise Moses as her son! The appearance of Pharaoh's daughter and her discovery of the baby were not mere coincidences; they were acts of God, part of an amazing plan to save Moses.
Moses' story encourages us to think of all the acts of God in our own lives. It invites us to ponder how we show appreciation for God's saving grace upon our lives and the lives of our loved ones. How do we explain God's love for us and God's work of salvation through Jesus Christ? The amazing acts of God are limitless.
We could never number the blessings God has provided for us. But we can trust that just as God offered grace to Moses, God will surely help and keep us.
Prayer: Dear God, thank you for your love and saving grace. May we never take your presence with us for granted, in Jesus' name. Amen.