God can use any MAMA to accomplish his purposes. It might be a MAMA who has to lay down motherhood and it might be a MAMA who picks up the gift of motherhood. We know this as adoption. The Gospel is the definition of adoption because God adopts us into his family and becomes our spiritual parent. This is the theme of Season Two: MAMA that we see qualities of motherhood in God, that he then passes on to us. Pharaoh’s daughter becomes a mother in an unexpected way and then offers new opportunities to Moses that equips him for his future purpose. Both she and the birth mom are important and used by God. Today, Kate and Rebecca shine the light on adoption and celebrate this unnamed mom of the Bible.
- Rabbit moms have as many as four litters per year. The average litter contains four to five babies. Young rabbits disperse from the nest at 15-20 days old. Over the course of the year that could be 20 babies. Exodus 1:7 says, “but the Israelites were exceedingly fruitful; they multiplied greatly, increased in numbers and became so numerous that the land was filled with them.” See the connection?
- Mom gives birth walking into the hospital https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8NssnktjY9k
- A Moses basket is a portable cradle for a baby, often made of straw or wicker. Shoutout to Jochebed for creating this OT original that became a modern masterpiece.
- Correction! Adopted children can be written out of wills or disinherited. They are considered on equal footing as a biological child and are entitled to all rights and property.
- Exodus 2:1-10
- Numbers 26:59
- Ephesians 4:4-5
- Trust – Jochebed trusted that God would take care of her baby.
- Timing – Adoptive moms trust that God’s timing is right for their family.
- Tenderness – All moms have a tenderness towards their child, whether it’s letting one go or taking one in.
What’s your ONE THING?