May 10, 2006
At this time Moses was born; and he was beautiful in God's sight. And he was brought up for three months in his father's house, and when he was exposed, Pharaoh's daughter adopted him and brought him up as her own son. And Moses was instructed in all the wisdom of the Egyptians, and he was mighty in his words and deeds.
Most of us know the story of Moses… how he was born as a slave into a Hebrew family, but raised as a prince in the
We also know how God orchestrated events so that Moses’ biological mother, Jochebed, after placing him in a basket in the Nile, was able to become a part of Pharaoh’s household and raise Moses as his “nanny.”
And in those formative years, this little babe grew under the tutelage and the direction of his own mother. And there he learned in her lap what he would need as the leader of the nation of
What did Jochebed do in directing this child that we can reproduce in our own generation as we pass our faith along?
For one thing, she taught Moses to discover his own true identity… who he was and what he could become. And that is the assignment and responsibility of every parent today.
And moms, you in particular can help your child discover his or her own self-worth… that God created your child in His own image, potentially to become His child forever.
Not all children are like Moses, but each one is unique and under the providential care of God. And it’s up to us to teach them this every day of their lives!
TEACHING OUR CHILDREN WHO THEY ARE IN CHRIST IS THE RESPONSIBILITY OF EVERY CHRISTIAN PARENT.