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God Is Working It Out

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Sermon shared by Rick Gillespie- Mobley

May 1996
Summary: This is a sermon preached on Mother’s Day in which the Mariam and her Mother go through struggles..
Denomination: Presbyterian/Reformed
Audience: General adults
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hurt. People who are willing to help us out simply because somebody told them to go and do something for us. People who are willing to handle us gently because they are not sure what our situation is.
How many of us are willing to be Slave Girls for God. Willing to work behind the scenes to help bring forward the kingdom of God. Not getting offended because no one knows that it was us who did it. We simply come and do it. I’ve seen some of you in those roles. Ann Moore will come up here and work all day in the kitchen and cleaning around the church. Evelyn Reese has been volunteering an eight hour day every week for the past four years. Ruby has spent many hours in the kitchen preparing for funeral or meal. So many others of you have done things that don’t get noticed, but they make a difference. Samantha, Tanisha and Tanisha are here every Sunday picking up paper outside so the church looks clean when you arrive. The greatness of this church is not the result simply of the pastors, but of the willingness of the people to work behind the scenes to get the job done.
On that particular day, Pharaoh’s daughter saw exactly what God wanted her to see. She was the one who spotted the basket. She sent the slave girl to pick it up. Now keep in mind there is a bitter animosity between the Egyptians and the Hebrews. But when God is at work, all things become subject to God’s plans and purposes. Look at verse 6. Exodus 2:6 She opened it and saw the baby. He was crying, and she felt sorry for him. "This is one of the Hebrew babies," she said.
At just the right time God started Moses crying. The instant she saw the child, God touched her heart and it went from judgment to mercy. It was her father who had given the order to kill all the Hebrew male babies. Yet the only thing in her for this child was compassion.
Remember I told you we all need a Miriam in our lives. Somebody willing to watch over us at a distance. Somebody willing to speak up for us when we could not speak up for ourselves. Well look at verse 7. Exodus 2:7 Then his sister asked Pharaoh’s daughter, "Shall I go and get one of the Hebrew women to nurse the baby for you?"
Now it took courage for Miriam to step forward and speak to Pharaoh’s daughter. She also was a Hebrew slave. Even worse she suggests that perhaps Pharaoh’s daughter would like to take the baby into her house. Now can you imagine the daughter of the Grand Wizard of the KKK finding a black baby, and then having a black girl suggesting that maybe she would want to adopt this kid. Can you imagine that daughter telling her father, she’s decided to raise this black child as her own. How many of you think the Grand Wizard, would say, that’s a splendid idea Honey. You see there are some situations which happen, only because God is working it out.
Pharaoh’s daughter became an extraordinary woman for the simple reason, she became a part of the plan of God. There were millions of people praying for deliverance from slavery. With that many prayers going up, anything was possible. She didn’t care what her father was going to think. She was going to do what she thought was right. I wonder if her stand led to the abolishment of the law of throwing Hebrew babies in the river.
Sometimes, the only reason you
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