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THEME: ADOPTION Exodus‬ ‭2:1-8‬ ‭ “Now a man of the tribe of Levi married a Levite woman, and she became pregnant and gave birth... Revelation of the Word:


Exodus‬ ‭2:1-8‬ ‭

“Now a man of the tribe of Levi married a Levite woman, and she became pregnant and gave birth to a son. When she saw that he was a fine child, she hid him for three months. But when she could hide him no longer, she got a papyrus basket for him and coated it with tar and pitch. Then she placed the child in it and put it among the reeds along the bank of the Nile. His sister stood at a distance to see what would happen to him. Then Pharaoh’s daughter went down to the Nile to bathe, and her attendants were walking along the riverbank. She saw the basket among the reeds and sent her female slave to get it. She opened it and saw the baby. He was crying, and she felt sorry for him. “This is one of the Hebrew babies,” she said. Then his sister asked Pharaoh’s daughter, “Shall I go and get one of the Hebrew women to nurse the baby for you?” “Yes, go,” she answered. So the girl went and got the baby’s mother.”

-The word adoption in Hebrew is written as immutz which means to make strong, and in Greek; huiothesia which means absorption of a child into a new family. Adoption by definition is the act of leaving one’s natural family and entering into the privileges and responsibilities of another. The first time we interact with adoption in the Bible is when the Israelites faced oppression by Pharaoh who was executing the Hebrew male babies. This was after the death of Joseph the prime minister of Egypt and a new Pharaoh who didn’t know him, felt threatened that the Israelites grew in power. He commanded the midwives Shiphrah and Puah to execute these male children but since they feared the Lord; they protected them. Pharaoh then made a public decree for death of these male children, but Moses was salvaged in a basket; that can be likened to Noah’s ark. Moses was from a priestly ancestry and his name meant to draw out, for the Lord had a great purpose for him to save His people. Moses’s adoption was situational and occasioned by the violence and hardships that occurred in Egypt at the time. Children have been adopted over time as refugees that came from war-torn countries. Adoption is God’s idea to save the disadvantaged children in our societies so that they may receive proper care and possibly be taught the ways of the Lord.

Lord You are loving and kind, and by Your mercies we are not consumed, because Your compassion never fail. They are new every morning, great is Your faithfulness. Great is Your faithfulness dear Jesus, You are merciful and gracious, longsuffering and abounding in goodness and truth, keeping mercy for thousands, forgiving iniquity, transgression and sin. May You forgive us from every iniquity and wash us with Your precious blood. We thank You dear Jesus for the gift of life and this far that You brought us. We thank You for enabling us to see this new day, may You guide and sustain us throughout this week. May Your grace and favor be our portion always. We pray for children all over the world, that You may provide safe and habitable homes for them. We pray for all the children in the nation of Ukraine and all the other war-torn countries that You may save them from the hands that cause destruction and death. They shall not die before their time but they shall live like Moses; to give glory and honor to Your name. We pray for all our children, they shall not die before their time but succeed in the purpose for which You have called them. May increase in them faith in You dear Jesus and prosper them in all their ways. May You fill them with the spirit of excellence and make they successful in every good purpose for Your glory. We pray for all the candidates undertaking their exams, that they may excel in all their papers. May the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit, be with us now and forever more. Amen

Blessed Week

Further reading: Jeremiah‬ ‭29:11‬ ‭‬‬‬‬

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