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July 6

Exodus 2, 9 – 10               

Something to read

Pharaoh’s daughter said to her: ‘Take this child and nurse it for me, and I will give you your wages.’ So the woman took the child and nursed it. When the child grew up, she brought him to Pharaoh’s daughter, and she took him as her son. She named him Moses, ‘because’, she said, ‘I drew him out of the water.’
New Revised Standard Version

Something to think about

The leader of the Exodus and the one destined to save the Hebrews from extinction is brought to the Pharaoh’s daughter and brought up with all the privileges and limitations of the Egyptian royal household.

What an unlikely start for the next chapter of the Hebrew people’s development, almost as unlikely as a woman giving birth to a boy in a stable!

We may never know the consequences of our actions. Does this matter in the long run? Perhaps what matters is all that we are and what we offer to God.

Something to do

Sometimes, we do find out about the consequences of our actions. Read about some inspirational work in Nicaragua including a coffee-producing community that is no longer in poverty, thanks to the many years work of Christian Aid and its partners.

Something to pray

A voice cries in the wilderness, prepare a way for the Lord.
John the Baptist cried in the wilderness, a lonely voice that society ignored.
Give us the courage to go to the dark places of the wilderness, and listen to the voices there that society does not hear; give us the determination to straighten out the structures that deny people their humanity.
Give us the strength to build a road where you can come into the world again. 

Today’s contributors are the Rev Michael Jackson, a retired URC minister, and his son Andy Jackson, Digital Content Manager for Christian Aid

 

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