Tuesday 16 July 2019

About Today Readings

Exodus 2:1-15. Psalm 68(69):3, 14, 30-31, 33-34. Matthew 11:20-24.
Turn to the Lord in your need, and you will live – Psalm 68(69):3, 14, 30-31, 33-34
‘I drew him out of the water.’

Pharaoh announces that all boys born to the Hebrews were to be killed. The child Moses was placed in a papyrus basket at three months out of seeming necessity. It was propitious then that Pharaoh’s daughter should find him crying. Her compassion for this child led to his safe passage back into the hands of his own mother.

Later returned and adopted by Pharaoh’s daughter, this father of freedom for the Jewish people grew into adulthood in the house of the oppressor. He continued identifying with his people Israel, however, for out of zeal for his kinsmen he slays an Egyptian. In mortal danger as a result of this murder, Moses flees.

Lord, bless us with freedom, not just from oppressors, but in order that we may thrive in your presence. Bless us as we discern your Spirit at work in our lives, that we may choose wisely.

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