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July 27th, 2007

Moses & the Palace

“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.'” Ex 2:10 (NIV)

Amram and Jochebed were the parents of the baby that we come to know later as Moses. In response to Pharaoh’s order to throw every boy that is born into the Nile, they sought to preserve his life by placing him into a floating basket and into the Nile River. He floated down the crocodile infested Nile safely into the view of Pharaoh’s daughter. When he grew older, he was brought to her and she named him Moses.

God was clearly at work. God provided for Moses to go from being a helpless baby targeted by the death sentence of Pharaoh to being reared in the palace. Only God can maneuver someone from the awful plight of persecution to the panacea of the palace.

God thrives in hopeless situations. When your circumstances are desperate and impossible, God performs His greatest work. There is nothing beyond His grasp. He can surprise you with the exact provision at the exact time of need.

As God’s workmanship, Moses encountered an unusual beginning. He was born in an environment that was not on his side. Everything seemed to be against him. Yet, God was for him and made a way when there seemed to be no way.

Have you ever felt like you were in the turbulence of the Nile? Have circumstances ever weighed you down and depleted your emotional reserves? God is fully in tune. He invites you to come to Him as you are and rest in His care. You are His workmanship and He knows what you need.

“But when you pray, go into your room, close the door and pray to your Father, who is unseen. Then your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you. And when you pray, do not keep on babbling like pagans, for they think they will be heard because of their many words. Do not be like them, for your Father knows what you need before you ask him.” Matt 6:6-8 (NIV)

God knows. God cares. Rest in Him.

Pursuing God,

Stephen Trammell
Pastor of Leadership and Pastoral Care

Author Stephen Trammell
Posted Friday, July 27th, 2007 at 1:00 am
Category Moses & the Palace.
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