I Drew Him Out of the Water

When the child grew, she brought him to Pharaoh’s daughter, who adopted him as her son and called him Moses, for she said, “I drew him out of the water.” (Exodus 2:10)

Pharaoh feared the Hebrews.  He had Hebrew baby boys drowned in the waters of the Nile.  For Moses, the Nile did not bring death.  His “baptism” in the waters of the Nile brought forth new life.

God commissioned Moses to bring new life to his Nation by drawing the Hebrews out of Egypt.  Those baptized in the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit are commissioned by Christ to bring new life to their Nation and family, by announcing the Good News of the Kingdom of God.  Baptism brings, in addition to a personal relationship with God, a relationship with all of God’s people, especially His lost sheep. The baptized are called to drawn the lost sheep out of the wilderness, back to their Shepherd, Christ Jesus.

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