Tuesday, June 6, 2023

The Women of Moses' Story

 By: Rebekah Hargraves

Photo Courtesy Of: Christian Bowen

"Now a man from the family of Levi married a Levite woman. The woman became pregnant and gave birth to a son; when she saw that he was beautiful, she hid him for three months."

~Exodus 2:1-2

An interesting thing jumps off the pages of Scripture when you read about Moses - the interesting reality is that it was girls and women who were the ones God used as heroes in Moses' life story!

Just think about it...

•The Hebrew midwives bravely chose to disobey the law of the land when they refused to kill baby Moses at the time of his birth (see Exodus 1:15-22).

•Moses’ birth mother hid him away for 3 months and, when she could keep him hidden no longer, did the hard thing of sailing her infant son down the Nile River, just praying that God would save his little life (Exodus 2:1-3).

•Pharoah’s daughter, a princess accustomed to the easy life, came across a little baby boy born of Hebrew slaves and took it upon herself to be the child’s mother and raise him as her own. She, too, just as the Hebrew midwives did, refused to have him killed and, in so doing, went against the law her own father had set forth (see Exodus 2:4-10).

•Moses’ sister, Miriam, had kept watch over her baby brother as he sailed down the Nile and then offered her mother’s assistance to Pharoah’s daughter, thereby giving Moses’ mother more precious time with her little son. (Exodus 2:4-10).

Do you see? All along, it was girls and women who were the ones who came to Moses’ aid, bravely defied the laws of the land, and preserved that baby’s life.

Now, we know that, ultimately, God was the true hero of the story. But He did use these women and girls in amazing ways. Just think - where would the enslaved Israelites have been had these girls and women not stepped up to the plate and done the hard and brave thing?

Never underestimate how God can and does use His daughters in amazing ways.

Never doubt the impact you, yourself, could have on the life of another!

Never believe the lie that God cares less about His daughters than He does His sons. Because it simply isn’t true.

Look to Moses’ story, dear friend, and be encouraged! God is ready to use you, too! Will you let Him?

Reflection Questions:

1) How does it inspire you that God uses His daughters in amazing ways in the lives of others?

2) What does Moses' life story reveal as to God's heart for His daughters (and His sons)?

3) Who can you be a help or encouragement to today?

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