Zipporah: Saving Moses by the skin of…

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…

Miriam: Stand Firm and Watch what God will do

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

Moses’ Two Moms: A Mighty Hand and an Outstretched Arm

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

Shiphrah and Puah: Midwives who delivered the children of Israel

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