Friday, December 14, 2012

Jesse Tree Day 9


Day 9 is Moses.  There were so many pictures I could have chosen, but for some reason this picture really stayed with me.  Moses' mother is just moving Moses off to his new life, entrusting his safety to God.  What faith.  What hope.  And what strength she must have had.

Moses is born and exposed on the bank of the river; where he is taken up by the daughter of Pharao, and adopted for her son. He killeth an Egyptian, and fleeth into Madian; where he marrieth a wife.
[1] After this there went a man of the house of Levi; and took a wife of his own kindred. [2] And she conceived, and bore a son; and seeing him a goodly child hid him three months. [3] And when she could hide him no longer, she took a basket made of bulrushes, and daubed it with slime and pitch: and put the little babe therein, and laid him in the sedges by the river's brink, [4] His sister standing afar off, and taking notice what would be done. [5] And behold the daughter of Pharao came down to wash herself in the river: and her maids walked by the river's brink. And when she saw the basket in the sedges, she sent one of her maids for it: and when it was brought, [6] She opened it and seeing within it an infant crying, having compassion on it she said: This is one of the babes of the Hebrews. [7] And the child's sister said to her Shall I go and call to thee a Hebrew woman, to nurse the babe? [8] She answered: Go. The maid went and called her mother. [9] And Pharao's daughter said to her. Take this child and nurse him for me: I will give thee thy wages. The woman took, and nursed the child: and when he was grown up, she delivered him to Pharao's daughter. [10] And she adopted him for a son, and called him Moses, saying: Because I took him out of the water. [Exodus 2:1-10] [Latin]
[10] Moses: Or Moyses, in the Egyptian tongue, signifies one taken or saved out of the water.

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