Once upon a time, a man who was part of the Levi family married a woman who was also part of the Levi family. The woman had a baby boy and she was so happy to see that he was a beautiful baby. But she knew that she had to hide him because the ruler at that time, Pharaoh, didn’t like the Hebrews and wanted to hurt their babies.
So, the woman made a basket out of special plants and made it waterproof with tar and pitch. She put the baby in the basket and placed it near the river where his sister could watch over him. One day, Pharaoh’s daughter came to the river to bathe and she saw the basket. She had her servant go get it and when she opened it, she saw the baby boy crying. She felt sorry for him and realized that he was a Hebrew baby. The baby’s sister came over and asked if she could find a Hebrew woman to take care of the baby. Pharaoh’s daughter said yes, so the sister went and found the baby’s mother.
Pharaoh’s daughter asked the mother to take care of the baby for her and promised to pay her. The mother agreed and took care of the baby. As the baby grew up, she brought him back to Pharaoh’s daughter, who decided to keep him as her own son. She named him Moses, which means “drawn from the water.”
- God protects and cares for His people.
- God can use unexpected situations to bring about His plans.
- God can use ordinary people to accomplish His purposes.
Related Bible Stories
- The Burning Bush (Exodus 3:1-15)
- The Ten Plagues (Exodus 7-12)
- The Parting of the Red Sea (Exodus 14)
- The Giving of the Ten Commandments (Exodus 20)
- The Story of Joseph (Genesis 37-50)