2/18 Exodus 10:1-2

1 Then the LORD said to Moses, "Go in to Pharaoh, for I have hardened his heart and the heart of his servants, that I may show these signs of mine among them, 2and that you may tell in the hearing of your son and of your grandson how I have dealt harshly with the Egyptians and what signs I have done among them, that you may know that I am the LORD."

When the LORD warned Pharaoh of a coming plague, He would tell him that it would happen so that he would know that there is "none like me in all the earth". (Exodus 8:10; 9:14) But here at the eighth plague, God is telling Moses that this is also for him and the people of Israel to be able to tell their children that the LORD is God. The plagues were for all to see that "the earth is the LORD'S" (Exodus 9:29).

God is always revealing Himself to mankind in one way or another. In our day we are seeing the wonders of creation, the intricate design in individual creatures, the wonders of the subatomic world, and the vastness of space. Everything is filled with beauty and order. Books have been written on the irreducible complexity in the functions of living organisms, meaning that they had to be designed by a Creator. Why? So that we may know that "the earth is the LORD'S".

Each of us is also taught by the LORD in the details of our individual lives. We can't explain the coincidences (God-incidences) that happen again and again to make us know our days are ordered by the invisible hand of God. We have the same options that Pharaoh and the people of Israel had. We can harden our hearts or we can believe and tell our children and grandchildren what God has done.

Consider: We soon forget the wonder of God orchestrating events in our lives. Wouldn't it be better to put them in writing to share with our children and grandchildren to encourage their faith? Share not only the Bible stories but your own stories as well.