Exodus 2:10 Later, when the boy was older, his mother brought him back to Pharaoh’s daughter, who adopted him as her own son. The princess named him Moses, for she explained, “I lifted him out of the water.”
The whole book of Exodus is a story of God miraculous work of “lifting people out” of places of death. It is a book about redemption. And redemption, we learn, is a bloody thing. Our salvation was not easily gained. Christ suffered and died on a cruel cross for us. Why would we think we owe Him anything less than our everything? God preserved Moses by a remarkable exercise of the power of divine providence. Are you alert to the many ways God has intervened in your life? God is deeply concerned with the plight of people who are oppressed—in body, soul, and spirit. How do you “proclaim freedom for the prisoners, and recovery of sight for the blind, to set the oppressed free” (Luke 4:18)? You have been “lifted out” so that you can lift others out. How are you doing that today?