Moses floated down the Nile
For a long, long while,
On the raging river’s whirls
As if God’s sail had unfurled
To catch the wind’s breath
And save him from death.
Pharaoh demanded Moses killed,
But the threat was stilled
Against the little Hebrew child,
And Pharaoh himself was beguiled.
His daughter found Moses’ basket,
And said, “This will not be his casket!”
The first Biblical adoption commenced
And Moses’ back was never bent
Under the burdensome yoke of slavery
Because of his mother’s bravery
In sparing his life from the womb
And robbing the grave of his tomb.
Moses grew behind palace walls,
And began to resent Egyptian law
Permitting the abuse of Hebrews,
The abuse from which he was rescued.
He saw the abuse of a Hebrew man
And killed the Egyptian with his bare hands.
Moses’ act became known
To Pharaoh on his throne,
And he sought to kill the Hebrew
Because of the Egyptian he slew
So Moses fled to Midian,
His life to begin again.
And God heard the groaning of His people.
He called Moses from a bush aflame
Gloriously stating His Holy Name
For He had heard the slaves’ cry—
“Save us or we will die!”
So Moses went back to the Egyptian king
To protest the Hebrews’ great sufferings.
Pharaoh hardened his heart,
Refusing to let the Hebrews depart
Until there were great signs and plagues,
Making Pharaoh change his ways.
The Hebrews fled the land
Across the desert’s dry sand.
Through many difficult years,
And countless fears and tears,
Moses led them through the wilderness,
And fought against his bewilderment.
The adopted Hebrew child
Led his people through the exile.
Moses climbed up to Mount Nebo
And surveyed the Promised Land below.
With undimmed eye and unabated vigor,
He had endured 40 years of rigor.
In the land of Moab, Moses died,
But in his life, God was glorified.
If it wasn’t for Pharaoh’s daughter,
Baby Moses would have been slaughtered,
And the Hebrews remained enslaved
To the Egyptians and their ways.
Praise God for Moses’ adoption!
Pharaoh’s daughter didn’t despise this option!
In sparing one life, she spared millions,
In preserving one soul, she prepared billions,
For the law Moses received
Prepared all people for true belief
In the coming Messiah, Jesus Christ,
Who bought their souls with His sacrifice.