Summary: Today is the day when everyone in this country celebrates this special date by recognizing the crucial role that all mothers play.
Today is the day that has been designated in this country as mother’s day. Today is the day when everyone in this country celebrates this special date by recognizing the crucial role that all mothers play. In reality the role that mothers plays is very frequently underestimated or not appreciated, but the role of the mother is crucial to the growth of every person. With this being said, I want to stop her for a brief moment to make something very clear, I do not want to be misunderstood. I want it to be very clear that I am not saying or implying that the father’s role is not important or less important than that of the mother. The role that a father plays is also of extreme importance as the father is normally the one that sets the example to follow, and typically is the one that dispenses the discipline when needed. But the role of the mother in the life of a child is different, and that is why today I want us to have a special recognition for every mother in this congregation, y for every mother that receives this preaching. Today we are going to honor them by exploring small piece of the scriptures that clearly reflect the role that mothers play in the home, but that is often underestimated or undervalued. Let’s now turn to the Word of God.
Exodus 2:1-10 - And there went a man of the house of Levi, and took to wife a daughter of Levi. 2And the woman conceived, and bare a son: and when she saw him that he was a goodly child, she hid him three months. 3And when she could not longer hide him, she took for him an ark of bulrushes, and daubed it with slime and with pitch, and put the child therein; and she laid it in the flags by the river’s brink. 4And his sister stood afar off, to wit what would be done to him. 5And the daughter of Pharaoh came down to wash herself at the river; and her maidens walked along by the river’s side; and when she saw the ark among the flags, she sent her maid to fetch it. 6And when she had opened it, she saw the child: and, behold, the babe wept. And she had compassion on him, and said this is one of the Hebrews’ children. 7Then said his sister to Pharaoh’s daughter, Shall I go and call to thee a nurse of the Hebrew women, that she may nurse the child for thee? 8And Pharaoh’s daughter said to her, Go. And the maid went and called the child’s mother. 9And Pharaoh’s daughter said unto her, Take this child away, and nurse it for me, and I will give thee thy wages. And the women took the child, and nursed it. 10And the child grew, and she brought him unto Pharaoh’s daughter, and he became her son. And she called his name Moses: and she said, because I drew him out of the water.
As I always say, to have a better understanding of the message that God has for us today, it will be necessary for us to conduct a brief review of history. In all reality, the book of Exodus is a register of the birth of Israel as a nation. I say this because when we look up Bible history we quickly realize that this nation had its beginning from a Jewish family that consisted of only seventy people. But this small number of people in a period of approximately 400 years multiplied until growing to be a nation consisting of approximately two to three million people. This is something that is very well reflected in Exodus 1:7 when we read “And the children of Israel were fruitful, and increased abundantly, and multiplied, and waxed exceeding mighty; and the land was filled with them.” During this period of growth these people prospered in such a way that the Egyptians were frightened. This fear led to the enslavement of these people. Look carefully at how this is declared in Exodus 1:11-14 when we read “Therefore they did set over them taskmasters to afflict them with their burdens. And they built for Pharaoh treasure cities, Pithom and Raamses. 12But the more they afflicted them, the more they multiplied and grew. And they were grieved because of the children of Israel. 13And the Egyptians made the children of Israel to serve with rigour: 14And they made their lives bitter with hard bondage, in mortar, and in brick, and in all manner of service in the field: all their service, wherein they made them serve, was with rigour.” But it doesn’t stop here; it did not stop at that because the king was afraid that the men could lead an insurrection. This fear led him to order the death of all male children who were born; look carefully at how this is stated in Exodus 1:22 when we read “And Pharaoh charged all his people, saying, Every son that is born ye shall cast into the river, and every daughter ye shall save alive.” This more or less leads us to this point in history. Why is it necessary for us to know these details?