Out of the Water

Exodus 2:2-3

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The woman conceived and bore a son, and when she saw that he was a fine child, she hid him three months. When she could hide him no longer, she took for him a basket made of bulrushes and daubed it with bitumen and pitch. She put the child in it and placed it among the reeds by the river bank.

Exodus 2:2–3, ESV

Just as God had saved His chosen in an Ark, God set the stage for the freeing of His chosen in a little child placed in a basket in the water. Water cleanses. As we are pulled up in the waters of our Baptism, we are pulled into the saving promises of God. As He chose Moses as a child who would eventually deliver His people out of Exile, through Jesus Christ, He chose each of us so that we would be able to have the faith to believe and receive the gift of forgiveness given to us in Christ Jesus, our Savior, our Lord. We are a people pulled from the grasp of death and the grip of sin into the promise of salvation. How are we to live this out? We are meant to be a light in the darkness that leads people to the wall of water standing before them so that our Lord can part the way for eternity in His warm embrace.

Let us pray. I thank you, my heavenly Father, through Jesus Christ, your dear Son, that you have kept me this night from all harm and danger, and I ask you to protect me this day also from sin and every evil, that in all I do today, I may please you. For into your hands, I commend myself, my body and soul, and all that is mine. Let your holy angel watch over me, that the wicked foe have no power over me. Amen.

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