(Exodus 2:7-10) 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. Pharaoh’s daughter said to her, take this baby and nurse him for me, and I will pay you.” So the woman took the baby and nursed him. When the child grew older, she took him to Pharaoh’s daughter and he became her son. She named him Moses, saying. “I drew him out of the water.”
When Moses was born he was destined to have two mothers.
Two mothers to care for him and two mothers to love him.
A Hebrew woman gave birth to him.
An Egyptian woman raised him as her own in Pharoah’s palace.
These two mothers made choices that were all a part of God’s plan for Moses.
They both were chosen to be his mother.
And, they both loved him as best they could.
Most of us are blessed to be raised and loved by the mother who gave birth to us.
Then some of us are also blessed to know other women who are like mothers to us.
Grandmothers, aunts, older sisters and other kind-hearted women who have played major roles in our lives.
Mothers are caring and nurturing.
Mothers are the women who encourage us and inspire us.
A mother’s strength guides us through the good times and bad times.
A mother’s love is unconditional.
Mothers are chosen by God to help fulfill our purpose in life.
I thank God for my mother for she gave birth to me. And, I thank Him for my Othermama! For it was my Othermama who drew me out of the water and cared for me.
To all Mothers, I pray you have a Happy Mother’s Day!