Grove Kids -October 16, 2022
Cliffhanger: The Story Isn't Over
This Month’s Memory Verse:
“Let us not become tired of doing good. At the right time we will gather a crop if we don’t give up.” Galatians 6:9, NIrV
This Month’s Virtue:
Grit—Refusing to give up when life gets hard
Moses Is Born | Exodus 2:1-10 (Exodus 1)
In week three, we head to Exodus 2:1-10. Joseph’s family, God’s people, were growing in number. Pharaoh enslaved them and made life miserable for them. That’s where Moses came in. Moses was born when Pharaoh went even further and commanded that all Israelite baby boys should be killed. Moses’ mother and sister probably weren’t too sure that putting Moses in a basket in the Nile River would keep him safe, but they were determined to keep Moses alive. They chose not to give up. God rescued Moses through the Pharaoh’s daughter, who ended up bringing Moses into the palace as her son and raising him as an Egyptian.
I can trust God no matter what.
Hold on even when you don’t know what to do.
One of the biggest lessons we learn from Moses’ mom and sister is that they never gave up trusting in God. They weren’t sure how their circumstances would work out, but they believed that God would keep Moses safe. They held on to hope. And God came through for them with a major rescue. God can do the same for us. God can meet us in our confusion and give us the grit we need to push through.
Message to Parents
If there is any nation, ethnicity, religion, or race, who have waited for the longest, it would have to be the Jews (descendants of the Israelites). Their wait still hasn’t ceased.
The Israelite people waited 430 years in slavery to the Egyptians. Moses came as a hero to rescue them. Then they waited 40 years in the desert for their promised land. Time and time again in more modern eras, the Jewish people have waited for rescue. Today, the Jews wait for the coming of the Messiah. Christ did come but they did not believe He was who he said He was.
We, Christians wait for the second coming of the Messiah when we will be called to meet Jesus in Heaven; the new Jerusalem. The Jews still wait for the first coming. If any group of people has waited for the longest for anything of importance, it has to be the Jews. The chosen people of God have known hardship since the time of the fall. It breaks my heart to think the human race can be so blind to what is in front of us. We all wait.
What does it mean to wait on the Lord? To some, that means spending time in prayer, seeking God. To others, it means standing firm on what God has already spoken to you. To wait on God’s answer, voice, or promise in prayer is an essential part of our walk with God.
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