In Moses’ birth story, he is born into a kingdom that demands all baby boys to be killed or thrown into the river. Instead, Moses’ mother protects him as best she can by placing him in a basket and setting him among the reeds on the bank of the river. When he is discovered by the Pharaoh’s daughter both Moses’ mother and sister respond such that Moses is raised by his mother for the first few years of his life.
While the situation of Moses’ birth seemed dire and inescapable, seemingly doomed to die simply because he was a Hebrew baby boy, his mother and sister found a creative way to make sure Moses could still live, and not only live, but thrive. While we may not know the outcome of every child, we know there are creative solutions to our educational system that can advocate for all of God’s children so that they not only receive education, but thrive in their education as well.
Creating God, open our minds and our hearts to your creativity and imagination. Help us to see the many ways that we can inspire and support our children, even if it is not the most obvious answer. Direct our hearts and minds such that we can find a way for all your children to thrive. Amen.
Rev. Laura Phillips, Associate Minister
First Christian Church
Baton Rouge, Louisiana