Sunday, January 18, 2015

DAY 1610: EXODUS 1-

Felt pretty yuck all day. Accomplished nothing but did have some good talks with my oldest. That one is way too mature for her age. Beauty in that as well as gray hair for me.

Headache on crack tonight and this glowing screen is not helping. So making this short. Excited about bed and Tylenol pm.

Ch 1 I think knowing this story so well has taken away from the horror of what Pharaoh commands in this chapter.

Then Pharaoh commanded all his people, "Every son that is born to the Hebrews you shall cast into the Nile, but you shall let every daughter live." (‭Exodus‬ ‭1‬:‭22‬ ESV)

At this point it's not just the work load that causes the Israelites to suffer and groan. Their very children were thrown into the Nile River. Les and I used to follow a ministry called drawn from water that was in Africa. This tribe believed in crazy things and children labeled as mingi were thrown into the river. Often times the parents were heartbroken by what they had to do to their children yet their beliefs were so strong that not following tribal law was not an option for most. I can't imagine how many babies were cast into the Nile River.

Sin creeps in slowly and desensitizes the soul. I truly wonder how much our society would balk if such a decree was made here and was put under the right guise. So much death is already given a blind eye and considered personal choice.

I do love how good God is to preserve Moses and even allow for his mother to be paid to nurse him. All this was happening even while other families who loved The Lord grieved over the death of their sons. Same good God in both situations. Some He chooses to spare and some He allows to perish and yet He is still a very good God. Lord let me not loose sight of your goodness regardless of the circumstances trusting that you have a good plan in all things.

D

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