on the river Nile by his mother
and his sister, Miriam, watched
to see what would happen to him
Exodus 2:1-15 Reflection:
Today we have the story of the birth of Moses. In ancient times the birth of great men were often marked by the work of God or by an earthquake of some such thing.
For the Jewish people the miraculous saving of Moses by Pharaoh's wife after Pharaoh had declared that all male Jews should be put to death, was a sign of the fore-calling of Moses.
In God's plan, Moses was saved but was not even separated from his mother; she was to suckle him on behalf of of Pharaoh's daughter.
The plot moves on to show that as a young man Moses was concerned for his neighbour, a Jew who was being beaten by an Egyptian. We all know the story of how Moses had to flee after killing the Egyptian but the important point of this story is that a special, honorable and upright man has been born into the nation.
God is about to do wonderful things for his people!