Mama Otter continued their story of Exodus with Chapter 2. "Olivia This chapter is about Moses, who was born to a Hebrew family during a time of oppression in Egypt.
"Oh, so Moses was one of the babies who were in danger because of Pharaoh's orders," said Olivia, her eyes wide with concern.
Papa nodded and explained, "Moses' mother and sister were determined to protect him. They placed him in a basket made of reeds and set him afloat on the Nile River." Stunned Olivia asked, "But who would take care of him?-
Mama smiled and said, "God had a plan. Pharaoh's daughter found Moses floating in the Nile and took pity on him. She raised him as her own son in the palace, but Moses never forgot his heritage and the oppression of his people.
"That's amazing," said Olivia, "Moses had a special connection to God even when he was living in the palace."
Papa Otter continued the story of Exodus, telling Olivia about Moses fleeing Egypt to Midian after he killed an Egyptian who was mistreating a Hebrew slave.
"Moses was scared and didn't know what to do," said Papa. "But he soon met a priest in Midian and married his daughter. Moses became a shepherd and lived in peace for many years."
Papa paused and looked at Olivia. "But God had not forgotten about Moses or the Israelites. He heard their cries and was concerned for them.
"Wow, Moses was brave," said Olivia.
"Yes, he was," said Mama, "And that's just the beginning of his journey. There are many more exciting stories to come."
Lesson: Exodus chapter 2 teaches that even a single individual can have a powerful impact on the world, especially when they are guided by a higher purpose. It encourages us to think about what we can do to make a positive difference in our own communities.