--Brenda DeVries Lent can be a great season of reflection; a time where we set our path towards the cross and remember Jesus’ temptations in the desert, and the temptations that we all face as followers of Jesus. Moses is one of the great heroes of the Bible. We usually remember the great things that … Continue reading Your way or God’s way?
There’s one more really important woman who steps up the first couple of chapters of Exodus. She comes onto the scene after Moses has grown up. Exodus 2:15 tells us: Moses fled from Pharaoh and went to live in Midian, where he sat down by a well. Now a priest of Midian…Exodus 2:15-16a The Midianites … Continue reading Zipporah: Saving Moses by the skin of…
Songs are portable theology. You can sing in the car, in the shower, and in group gatherings. When we experience God’s hand at work, one of the most powerful things we can do is sing. In the first two chapters of Exodus, there are a number of women that participate in the deliverance God’s people: … Continue reading Miriam: Stand Firm and Watch what God will do
My new grand-babies are a lot of fun. They are starting to get good with their hands and their ability to reach for things and their coordination is improving. One of them sat in my lap the other day and tried reaching for my earrings. I held him back far enough so that they were … Continue reading Moses’ Two Moms: A Mighty Hand and an Outstretched Arm
Giving birth is hard work. Just ask anyone who’s done it! The job of a midwife is one of the oldest professions in society. The next story in Exodus involves two of them: Then the king of Egypt spoke to the Hebrew midwives, one of whom was named Shiphrah, and the other was named Puah; and he said, … Continue reading Shiphrah and Puah: Midwives who delivered the children of Israel
The book of Exodus begins this way:Now these are the names of the sons of Israel who came to Egypt with Jacob; they came, each one with his household: Reuben, Simeon, Levi, and Judah; Issachar, Zebulun, and Benjamin; Dan and Naphtali, Gad and Asher. All the people who descended from Jacob were seventy people, but … Continue reading The God who Knows You by Name