Pharaoh’s Daughter

Pharaoh’s Daughter

Exodus 2:1-10

What is a mother?

In response to a baby’s cry, Pharaoh’s daughter takes in a beautiful baby boy and cares for him as her own.

She names him, gives him new life and provides him with the best of everything she is capable of giving him.

Is this not what a mother does?

She could have left him there in the reeds, crying and starving, this baby boy of Hebrew ancestry who, by the law, should have been extinguished. But, no, she defies the rules and helps to fulfill a prophecy.

She chooses motherhood.

Today, people are no strangers to the variety of family types.

Whether a child is adopted or has step-parents, a special bond is created because this non-biological parent has made a conscious choice to care for that child as their own.

I am a mother, a step-mother and I was adopted.

Pharaoh’s daughter played but a brief role in the Bible; however, she is one woman that we can identify with today.

Caroline Sharp, Dundas.