Daily Manna Devotional
Tuesday, 9 August 2016
Topic: Not A Random Error
Text: Exodus 2:1-10
Key Verse: “And thou, son of man, be not afraid of them, neither be afraid of their words, though briers and thorns be with thee, and thou dost dwell among scorpions: be not afraid of their words, nor be dismayed at their looks, though they be a rebellious house” (Ezekiel 2:6).
An woman has been out of employment for five years and finally secures one in a well paying organization. But there is a condition which she never thought of seriously: she must not be pregnant in her first two years on the job.
That is easy, she thought until she found herself with a child six months into the contract. What will she do? Abort, resign and flee?nHard choice. For the mother of Moses, the trouble was not getting pregnant but having a son. A daughter is okay but a son must be drowned. And here comes Moses – a goodly child. The mother could not bear the thought of drowning him. She hid and took care of him secretly until it became dangerous to continue to hide him. She packed him inna basket and “laid it in the flags by the river’s brink.”
The child is supposed to be thrown into the river to be drowned. He is now at a point where it will be so easy to kill him but God had a different plan. Pharaoh’s daughter comes by and delivers Moses. He is maintained by his mother at Pharaoh’s daughter’s expense. Moses grew up to be the mighty instrument in the hand of God for the deliverance of Israel. nThe birth of Moses was at abnormal times and his upbringing was in unusual circumstance after being drawn out of water. nMaybe, your situation is similar somehow.
Maybe you are seen as an accident or mistake. Don’t worry, God has a plan for you. Were you delivered from an accident – incident, boat mishap or plane crash – where you could have died? Or, did you find yourself in a humiliating condition you never thought of in life? God can change it for His glory
Thought for the day: You are designed by God for His purpose and glory.
Bible Reading in one Year: Esther 6-10.