Proper 16/Ordinary 21, 2014 – Exodus 2:9-10

Monday, August 18, 2014

The infant Moses, a favorite chapter from the book of Romans and Peter are featured in this week’s lectionary selections. Those passages include: Exodus 1:8-2:10 and Psalm 124, Isaiah 51:1-6 and Psalm 138, Romans 12:1-8, Matthew 16:13-20.

Exodus 2:9-10Pharaoh’s daughter said to the Hebrew nurse, “Take this child and nurse it for me, and I will give you your wages.” So the woman took the child and nursed it. When the child grew up, she brought him to Pharaoh’s daughter, and she took him as her son. She named him Moses, “because,” she said, “I drew him out of the water.”

Despite her father’s wish that all male children be thrown into the Nile, Pharaoh’s daughter had pity on the little boy. This small act of both defiance and compassion changed a life, and changed the world.

Almighty God, give us strength so that we can always do what is right, especially when it is difficult or dangerous. Amen.

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