Today’s story is from Exodus 1 and 2.
Last year’s lesson and craft can be found HERE.
If you remember from before, Jacob had 12 sons, and one of them was Joseph. God had promised Jacob that he and his family would always live in that special land, but they moved to Egypt to be with Joseph. (But God would bring them back).
Joseph and his brothers were all living in Egypt and had lots of kids and those kids had kids, and they had kids…and the people of Jacob/Israel (that was the new name God had given Jacob) lived in Egypt for 400 years.
These were the people God had chosen, the people of Jacob…and He blessed them. There were SO many of them and they were strong and healthy and good workers. BUT, there was a new king in Egypt (the Pharaoh) and the people of Egypt began to be afraid of the Israelites because there were so many of them. “Maybe they’ll try to take over and be King instead of me!” said the Pharaoh.
The king said “We will kill all the baby boys of the Israelites. That way none of them can be king and then they won’t be able to grow up and make any MORE babies!”
But one of the Israelite mommies had a baby and she just couldn’t let them kill her baby boy, so she hid him in a basket. She covered him up and put him in the Nile River (a really big and important river through Egypt).
Then she said to her girl, the baby’s big sister…”Go sneak along the river and make sure he’s ok.”
The basket with the baby inside floated down the river until it came to a group of women and one of them was the princess! The Pharaoh’s daughter!
“Look! It’s a baby! He’s soooo cute! I must keep him! I will name him Moses,” said the princess.
Just then the sister came out from where she was hiding and watching baby Moses and said, “Would you like me to find someone to help take care of the baby for you?”
“Yes! He’s so little! He needs mommy milk…and I don’t know how to take care of a baby. I’ll need someone to take care of him!” said the princess.
“I know somebody who can take care of him!” said the sister, and she went and got Moses’ mommy. The mommy was able to keep her boy and take care of him, until he was old enough, then he lived with the princess. He got to be with his mommy AND grow up with the princess!
God took care of baby Moses and He had big plans for him too. We will see what happens in Moses’ story more tomorrow.
For our craft today we drew some water on a blue piece of paper and then cut out basket shapes and some baby boys from a magazine. Lastly, we practiced our writing and wrote Moses’ name. We talked about how Moses means “I pulled him out of the water.”
This video is a summary cartoon posted by Mei Yee Wong.
And this video is from Saddleback Kids.
Thanks for joining us. Looking forward to more tomorrow! Love to you all.