Happy Monday….here’s to a beautiful week ahead. We had a nice but rather quiet weekend. Saturday was a soaker. Rained almost all day. I was fine with that as I needed the day to reorganize all of my (proverbial) ducks into rows. Being sick for a few days last week….and those ducks definitely had a mind of their own:) I feel so much better. Even more so with things back in order.
Yesterday, we had a good day at church. It was an especially sweet morning with my group of Junior Church kiddos. They just make my heart happy. Interesting note (that so caught my attention as I was preparing my lesson): When Pharoah’s daughter found the baby boy (later named Moses) along the river Nile, she called for Jochebed – the baby’s mother! – to be his nurse. To nurse and raise him until the proper time for “weaning” and then he would be returned to the princess and raised in the palace. Most often, as I read this story, I think what a blessing and privilege (orchestrated only by the hand of God) that Jochebed was the one chosen and her baby was returned to her. I rejoiced for her!
She probably brought her son to the palace (and left him there) sometime around the age of five. Approximately. I’m sure all moms would agree, her son seemed so young. The time too short. However, all that she poured into him for those first five years remained and impacted him for the rest of his life. He was raised, educated and trained as an Egyptian. However, being an Israelite never really left his heart.
Jochebed took full advantage of whatever time she had…..and she poured herself into her son. That truth – and all that it implies – was a heart-full for me this weekend! It is a story I love….and a story I enjoy telling. We had a good time with it this morning.
The week ahead has a few fun plans. As well as quite a bit of dusting and cleaning bathrooms. It’s life. I hope you will come by later in the week. And, if you did not see Friday’s post – it is a bit of a unique one for me. Twenty completely random facts about me. Read it….and then let me know a random fact about you in the comments! Happy Monday!!