Abraham’s family became a great nation, Israel. Many years later Israel moved to Egypt because there was nothing to eat in their land. Can you imagine living in a land where there is no food at all? In Egypt the children and grandchildren of Abraham grew even greater. After many years, the Egyptians were afraid of them and made them slaves. When they cried out to God for help, He sent Moses to lead them to freedom. The Egyptians would not let them go until God sent plagues on their nation. Then, even after Israel had left, the Egyptians decided to send their army to bring them back. Israel was trapped between Egypt’s army and the Red Sea until Moses raised his arm over the water and called on God to save them. God answered, “Stand still and watch the power of the Lord.” Then He did a miracle and caused the waters to part so His people could escape across dry land to the wilderness.
Today's Prayer Lord, sometimes it seems like there are things to be afraid of all around. I believe Your promise that “greater is He that is in you than he that is in the world.” Please help me see Your power and remember You are stronger than anything I can be afraid of.
Today's Activity: Tell your children how God saved Moses when he was a baby and prepared him to lead the people while he was growing up as a son of Pharaoh’s daughter. Have them pretend to be Moses and see how long they can hold their arm up like Moses did over the waters. Have them list as many plagues as they can find in Exodus 7-11.
Seek & Find Answer to the question in the painting above:
Look for the light of the cross in the sky across from Moses.