Students began new lessons on the life of Moses and Israel’s deliverance from slavery.
Drag out baby pictures and talk about each child’s birth. (A few questions to jog your memory: How did you feel when they were born? How fast did you drive getting to the hospital? What did the doctor or other people say? How long did you stay in the hospital? What did you do on the day you brought them home?)
The Pharaoh in Egypt tried to kill all the Israelite baby boys, but Moses’ mother put him in a waterproof basket and hid him, while his sister watched close by. God cared for Moses and kept him alive and allowed Moses’ mother to take care of him until he went to live in the palace with Pharaoh’s daughter. God had a plan for Moses. He has a plan for you!
Float Your Boat
Experiment with making boats that can float. Look around the house for items to make a boat (egg cartons, milk cartons, cereal boxes, straws, ribbon, cans, plastic water bottles, paper, aluminum foil, small basket, etc.). Fill the tub (or sink) with water to test the creations. Optional: Add small Lego people, plastic figures, or other small items to see what the boat will hold.
How would you have felt if you were Moses’ mom putting your baby in a floating basket?
God had a plan for Moses. Moses would grow up to do a very special job for God.
How do you feel knowing God has a plan for you?
Deuteronomy 7:9 has such great truths to memorize about God.
Read it aloud and ask:
What does this verse tell us about God? (He is faithful; He keeps His word; He shows mercy and kindness to those who love Him and keep His commandments, etc.)
What does it mean to be faithful? (To be devoted to; to be loyal; to be true to one’s word, etc.)
Write the words of the verse on a piece of construction paper and post it on the refrigerator. Divide the verse into phrases and assign each member of the family one phrase to say—one after the other—like dominoes. Say it several times until the verse starts to sink in.
Say a prayer, thanking God for caring about every detail of our lives and faithfully watching over us—just as He did with baby Moses.