Wednesday, February 2, 2011

February 2 - Exodus 1:17

But the midwives feared God
Exodus 1:17
Probably the most important phrase at the beginning of Exodus is 2:23-24 -- "Out of their slavery [the Israelites'] cry rose up to God. God heard their groaning, and God remembered their covenant."
Probably the most critical story is how God called Moses -- and calls you and me. God comes and waits until we turn aside to reveal both the responsibility and the blessings.
But I chose another verse to write on instead.
How many of us say, "Well, I'm not a Moses." And then secretly whisper under our breath, "Thank goodness." As a result, we don't feel like we're the ones who are expected to do something big.
That's why I chose the story of the midwives, Shiphrah and Puah. They were two ordinary people in ordinary jobs whose faith and bravery made a huge impact on the kingdom.
God's call to you might not be as dramatic as a burning bush. Nevertheless, he asks you to act with faith and bravery in the midst of your ordinary life. If enough of us start doing that, it will have a huge impact on the kingdom.
In Christ's Love,
a guy who wants to be
as brave as a midwife

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