2/11 Exodus 2:10

10 When the child grew up, she brought him to Pharaoh's daughter, and he became her son. She named him Moses, "Because," she said, "I drew him out of

the water."

The invisible hand of Providence is moving in every detail of all of our lives. Pharaoh had ordered all Hebrew baby boys to be thrown into the Nile. Moses' mother kept him hidden as long as she could and then obeyed, sort of. She did cast him into the Nile in a basket she had made out of papyrus reeds. She placed him in it and set it among the reeds in the Nile. Moses' older sister watched to see what would happen.

The daughter of Pharaoh came to bathe and saw the basket. When she opened it and heard the baby cry, her motherly instincts were stirred, and she adopted the baby as her own. She sent Moses' sister to find someone to nurse the baby. Of course his sister brought Moses' real mother to be the nurse until the baby could be weaned. She could share with him his real identity and teach him about the God of Abraham.

The Egyptian princess gave him a name that sounded like the Hebrew word for "draw out". Little did she realize that her choice of his name was also his destiny. As the instrument of God, he would draw the Hebrew nation out of Egypt.

Consider: The same invisible hand of God is working in the midst of the evil edicts of our world system. We live in a fallen world that seems so brutal and chaotic, but if we look carefully, we can see another power at work. It is the power of redemption, changing what man meant for evil, offering hope, and pointing us upward. Don't let your circumstances cause you to despair. Look for the invisible hand of Providence.