After the boy grew older she brought him to Pharaoh’s daughter and he became her son.
So she named him Moses saying, “Because I drew him out of the water.”
New Year – Same God
How amazing that Pharaoh’s daughter finds the baby that her father wanted to kill! Can you imagine the heartache of his real mother having to put her son in the Nile river? But God! “But I drew him out of the water” is what Moses’s name means. How many times do we see Moses affiliated with water? Not only was he saved from being drawn out of the water, but he was used by God to part the waters of the Red Sea. We’ll see later in Moses’s life that God tells him to strike the rock for water for the Israelites. We’ll also see how Moses disobeyed God by striking the rock twice for water instead of speaking to it. Personally, I think God used water in Moses’s life to always remind him that He was with him from the very beginning of his life. Pharoah’s daughter may have named him Moses thinking that she drew him out of the water, but we know that it was really God that drew him out of the water (wink, wink). Take some time today to reflect on all the many times it was God who drew you out of the situations that seemed impossible. Read Isaiah 43:1-2 and thank Him for being the one who drew you out, called you by name and wouldn’t let you drown in the deep waters. It’s a new year, but He’s the Same God of Moses and of you.