Moses! Moses! Moses!


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Exodus 2:1 Now a man of the tribe of Levi married a Levite woman, 2 and she became pregnant and gave birth to a son. When she saw that he was a fine child, she hid him for three months. 3 But when she could hide him no longer, she got a papyrus basket for him and coated it with tar and pitch. Then she placed the child in it and put it among the reeds along the bank of the Nile. 4 His sister stood at a distance to see what would happen to him.
5 Then Pharaoh’s daughter went down to the Nile to bathe, and her attendants were walking along the riverbank. She saw the basket among the reeds and sent her female slave to get it. 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.
7 Then his sister asked Pharaoh’s daughter, “Shall I go and get one of the Hebrew women to nurse the baby for you?”
8 “Yes, go,” she answered. So the girl went and got the baby’s mother. 9 Pharaoh’s daughter said to her, “Take this baby and nurse him for me, and I will pay you.” So the woman took the baby and nursed him. 10 When the child grew older, she took him to Pharaoh’s daughter and he became her son. She named him Moses, saying, “I drew him out of the water.”
Here's the link to the commentary.

Laid it in the reeds by the river’s bank: In a literal sense, Moses’ mother did exactly what Pharaoh said to do: put her son into the river (Exodus 1:22). However, she took care to put him in a waterproofed basket and strategically floated him in the river.​
The baby wept. So she had compassion on him: In God’s guidance, Pharaoh’s daughter found baby Moses. She was conditioned by her culture and upbringing to reject the Hebrews, but the cry of baby Moses melted her heart.​

God had this beautifully planned for the deliverance of both Moses, and eventually for the people of Israel. He skillfully guided the parents of Moses, the currents of the Nile, and the heart of Pharaoh’s daughter to further His plan and purpose.​
Take this child away and nurse him for me, and I will give you your wages: Using both the clever initiative of Moses’ family and the need of Pharaoh’s daughter, God arranged a way for Moses’ mother to train him in his early years and be paid for it.​
And he became her son: Being the adopted son of Pharaoh’s daughter, Moses was in the royal family. The ancient Jewish historian Josephus wrote that Moses was heir to the throne of Egypt and that while a young man he led the armies of Egypt in victorious battle against the Ethiopians.​
This is one of those stories that gets a lot of attention in Children's Sunday School books. Come to think of it, it's amazing those little Christian Children weren't traumatized by the story. The woman put her baby in the Nile, where the crocodiles live!!!! She made a fancy boat for him to float in. Might as well have thrown that baby in a fancy dumpster rather than one behind the nastiest diner.

It hasn't been mentioned yet... but Moses' mom's name was Jochebed.

How in the world did Jochebed keep that baby quiet enough to hide it for 3 months?????? Does that mean the first trimester or does that mean the first three months of Moses' life? Was there an herb or a concoction she could have been forced to drink before she finished into her first trimester to force an abortion? Did she hide the pregnancy for three months, avoiding abortion, or did she hide the crying baby?

Pharaoh had his men hunting babies. It's hard to carry a baby for nine months knowing there is a 50/50 chance it will be murdered at birth. According to the Museum of Contraception, abortions were available in Egypt as early as 1600BC. According to a google search I did; Moses came along in 1400BC. So, abortion or contraception was available. Somehow, she hid her big belly from Egyptian soldiers.

If she hid a crying baby for three months, how did she do it???? Tired Mommies want to know!

Pharoah's daughter caught a baby. Didn't Pharoah know about it? Didn't Pharaoh question a baby showing up without all the hubbub or a wedding and three trimesters of fat daughter? How did she just "adopt" a baby? How does a baby just show up? Oh, she's a clever woman!

Pharaoh's daughter could afford FULL TIME DAYCARE! And Moses' sister knew just who to call!

Pharoah didn't know about baby Moses because Pharoah's daughter paid Jochebed to raise her own baby.

Pharoah had to notice when Moses grew up to be hailed as a fine soldier! Moses got accolades.... Pharaoh must have asked... "Where did he come from?"

Verse 10 says Moses was adopted. Didn't Pharaoh notice the age or this "orphaned" child? Did Pharaoh question his daughter?

Anyway... The only title I can think of comes from a movie....

Moses! Moses! Moses!