Summary: Mothers make the difference in our lives. They go unnoticed or unappreciated most of the time, just like Jochebed, who raised Miriam, Aaron and Moses. Mothers, do not under-estimate your influence in the family. Let us honour them for their protection,
A teacher gave her K2 class a lesson on the magnet and what it does.
• The next day in a written test, she included this question: My full name has six letters. The first one is M. I pick up things. What am I?
• When the test papers were turned in, the teacher was astonished to find that almost 50 percent of the children answered the question with the word MOTHER.
A teacher asked a boy this question: Suppose your mother baked a pie and there were 7 of you - your parents and 5 children. What part of the pie would you get?
• A sixth, replied the boy.
• I’m afraid you don’t know your fractions, said the teacher, Remember, there are seven of you.
• Yes, teacher, said the boy, but you don’t know my mother. She would say she didn’t want any pie.
A little boy forgot his lines in a Sunday school presentation. His mother was in the front row to prompt him.
• She gestured and formed the words silently with her lips, but it did not help. Her son was playing the role of Jesus but his mind was blank.
• Finally, she leaned forward and whispered the cue, ‘I am the light of the world.’
• The child was delighted and with a loud voice said, ‘My mother is the light of the world.’
Mothers make the difference in our lives.
• It will not be too far-fetched to say, without them, we may not be what we are today, or who we are today.
• Mothers are a gift from God. We are blessed because of them. We thank God for them!
We want to take a look at Moses’ mother today.
• She is not as well known, but like all mothers, she did what many mothers would do – to love, protect and nurtures their children in God’s ways.
• Few might have noticed her efforts or knew much of what she had done, but the fruit of her labours testifies to her greatness and contribution.
Let’s read Exodus 2:1-10
By all human standards, Moses never had a chance.
• Not only was he born to a slave, but there was already a death sentence upon him.
• Had he been born a girl he would have been allowed to live, but as a boy he had no life expectancy.
Exo 1:22 set the context: “Then Pharaoh gave this order to all his people: ‘Every boy that is born you must throw into the Nile, but let every girl live.”
• Moses was a Hebrew, born in the cruel culture of ancient Egypt where Pharaoh had declared that all the Hebrew boys that were born were to be exterminated. Throw them into the river (to the crocodiles – that’s what the Nile was famous for).
• Pharaoh became one of a long line of lunatics who have attempted to exterminate the Jews.
What caused this attempt to eradicate an entire race? Exodus 1 gives us the background.
• 1:7 “the Israelites became exceedingly numerous, so that the land was filled with them.”
• 1:10 “…and if war breaks out, [they] will join our enemies, fight against us and leave the country.”