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Baby Moses Wades In The Water

By: C.N.

Babies are so cute! Although I don’t have any children, I love babies and am really good with them. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve walked into rooms with babies crying, screaming, arms flailing, rolling across the floor, peeing like a sprinkler, pooping like a dog with too much fiber, and throwing up like they’re going to win a trip to Disneyland for it. I don’t know if it’s my baby face, my sense of humor (goofy baby voices included), or just my nurturing nature-I can always seem to calm babies down, make babies smile, make babies laugh, and fall asleep in my arms (dawwwwww!). Children are a blessing from God (yes, even when they keep you up all night, parents! Haha), and it is our job and responsibility to care for them into (and sometimes past) adulthood. We have to be honest, though; not everyone likes (or needs to be anywhere near) children. There are some people (they shall remain nameless; you all know who you are!) who can’t handle children, aren’t good with children, and for some reason, wish to do bad things to children. Where there is evil, however, there is always good to overshadow it and save the day. That brings us to the story of Moses’ birth (you know, the guy who God gave the Ten Commandments to, and who freed the Egyptian slaves from captivity-let my people go).

Moses was born to Levite parents, and his parents hid him from public view for three months. Why, you may ask? The Egyptian Pharaoh (that backwards nimrod of a King) wanted to kill all Hebrew sons, and Moses was just the kind of Hebrew son that Pharaoh wanted to do harm to (hey, Pharaoh, say hello to my little friend! Just kidding, kids. Say no to violence). As such, Moses’ parents hid him from Pharaoh to save his life, and one day, when they couldn’t hide him any longer, Moses’ mother, Jochebed, put him in a basket, covered it with tar and pitch (dark slime), and put baby Moses’ in the Nile River (baskets float in water, and Jochebed’s sister watched the entire thing). Shortly after all of this, Pharaoh’s daughter went to take a bath in the Nile River (they didn’t have bathrooms, bathtubs, showers, of any of the luxuries that we have today), when she suddenly saw the basket carrying baby Moses in it. One of Pharaoh’s daughter’s female servants brought Baby Moses to her, and Pharaoh’s daughter felt sorry for the crying baby Moses (there, there, Snookums) and had one of her female servants call Jochebed (erm, I think I have your baby). Pharaoh’s daughter immediately hired Jochebed and paid her to take care of her baby boy (Yes! Raising children is a full-time job, and parents deserve payment for it). Jochebed and baby Moses were now safe, together again, and taken care of, under the supervision of the Egyptian princess herself. Once Moses grew older, Jochebed took him back to Pharaoh’s daughter, Pharaoh’s daughter took him on as a son, and officially named him Moses (I called him by his name throughout the entire story, because just calling him “that baby” until the end would’ve been rude. Haha). Let’s look at this story from a modern perspective. NOTE; I will be using modern day language, technology, and ways of living in the story, as we’re picturing this happening in the present day.

 

Baby Moses Wades In The Water

By: C.N.

Biblical Reference: Exodus 2:1-10 (KJV).

Jochebed (Moses’ Mother): *Baby Moses is crying* Come here, baby. I know. It’s OK. We won’t let that big, bad Pharaoh do anything to you. Mommy doesn’t play about her baby. If Mommy has to go Tasmanian Devil on somebody to keep you safe, then that’s what I’ll do. Mommy’s going to keep you safe. We’re going on a little trip.

Jochebed’s Sister: Joche, what are you doing?!

Jochebed: Shhhh! I’m about to hide Moses in this basket, cover him in tar and pitch (so baby Moses won’t be seen), and send him down the Nile River. Pharaoh is a power hungry maniac, running around here, ordering all Hebrew sons to be killed. Not my baby! Not the boy that I went through 89 hours of labor to push out! I don’t think so! Over my dead body!

Jochebed’s Sister: Where will he go?

Jochebed: He’ll float to the other side, where he’ll be safe. I want to get him out of here before Pharaoh or any of his minions (army) find him and try to hurt him. I’m a feisty female, and if you think that I’m going to sit back and let anything happen to my baby, you have another thing coming. I’ll fight for my baby’s life. Momma Bear is ready to pounce for her cub!

Jochebed’s Sister: I’m with you on that one, Sis.

Jochebed: *kissing baby Moses* Mommy loves you, baby. I don’t want you to get hurt. I’m sending you to safety. I’ll be back for you as soon as the coast is clear. Love you, love you, love you.

Jochebed’s Sister: *kissing baby Moses* Tee-Tee (Auntie) loves you too, baby. We’ll see you again soon.

*Baby Moses, covered in tar and pitch and laying in a basket, floats across the Nile River*

Pharaoh’s Daughter: I can’t wait to take a bath! I smell like dirty sweat socks and death right now. I cannot. I must wash the stank away. *She proceeds to take a bath in the Nile River and notices a basket floating in the water.*-Cindy? Would you mind grabbing that basket in the water? I want to see what it is.

Cindy (Maid): No problem! *Cindy brings the basket to the Egyptian princess, and she notices baby Moses inside, crying*

Pharaoh’s Daughter: Oh my goodness! It’s a baby! You poor thing! What happened to you?! Why are you alone, in a basket, floating down the Nile River? You’re a Hebrew child. Bless your heart. Cindy, find out who this child’s mother is and call her right away. I need to talk to her pronto.

Cindy: I’m on it!

*Cindy finds Jochebed, and brings her before the Egyptian princess*

Pharaoh’s Daughter: Ma’am, is this your child?

Jochebed: Yes it is. I sent him down the Nile River to keep your father and his cronies from killing him. He wants to destroy our Hebrew sons.

Pharaoh’s Daughter: Believe me, I completely understand. I don’t agree with anything my father does, especially when it comes to hurting others. I’ve tried to reason him on more than one occasion, but talking to him is like talking to a whoopee cushion-his head is too big, and he’s full of hot air. I am my mother’s child-no wonder she doesn’t like him.  We women have to stick together. Girl power! I’m going to help you. You can stay here and raise your son. I’ll pay you for it.

Jochebed: You’re going to pay me to take care of my son?! Raising kids is a full-time job, but many people don’t see it that way. Haha

Pharaoh’s Daughter: *laughing* You’re preaching to the choir, girl (Hallelujah!)! Yes, I will pay you to raise your son. I simply ask that when he gets a little older, I’m able to treat him as a son as well.

Jochebed: Of course, Princess. Thank you so much! God bless you.

Pharaoh’s Daughter: God bless you as well.

*Jochebed raises Moses, and when he gets a little older, she brings him back to Pharaoh’s daughter, who treats him like her own son and officially names him Moses.*

Pharaoh’s Daughter: I shall call him Moses, because I drew him out of the water.

-C.N.

 

 

28 thoughts on “Baby Moses Wades In The Water

  1. A great story which has been portrayed in so many books and films and one film springs to mind is “The 10 Commandments” which is an epic movie.

    It’s hard to believe that a mother could do such a thing to her child, but in those hard times, death was only around the corner.

    Thank you for sharing

    Mick

    1. I love this site. The content may be aimed at kids primarily but the stories adept to all ages. I am born and bred catholic and I immersed myself 100% in your amazing site. It brought back so many beautiful memories of my childhood. Very lovely way to narrate.

      1. Thank you so much, Mariella! I love Jesus, and I want everyone, children and adults alike, to enjoy learning about Jesus in a fun, understandable, and relatable way. God bless you!

    2. Thank you so much, Mick! The “Ten Commandments” movie was amazing; I own the DVD. Lol It’s definitely hard to imagine a mother sending her child down the river, but she wanted to protect him and give him a chance at life (just as Jesus Christ wants to protect us and give us a chance at life). God bless you!

  2. Interesting article have bookmarked this for the future reference, maybe because I have quite an interest in this topic. Thanks for sharing
    Jason 🙂

    1. Thank you so much, Rachel! I love Jesus, love to laugh, and love people-it just made sense to combine all three for God’s Kingdom! God bless you!

  3. For a long time I never thought that I would be a mother. Now I know how it feels to be one. It must be super difficult for Moses’ mom to do that but we know her intention. She wanted to give Moses a better chance to live.
    Once my baby grows older, I’ll read her Bible stories from your site. Right now she’s too young to understand because I want her not only learn about stories from the Bible but I also want her to know Jesus and be a believer.
    Thank you for sharing such a wonderful site. May this site be a blessing for many children. 🙂

    1. Thank you so much, Ferra! I am not yet a mother, but if and when God sees fit for me to become one, I will definitely instill the love of Jesus Christ in my children from an early age; what we learn as children will often follow us into adulthood. As a mother, I know that you would do anything to protect your children, and Moses’ mother definitely left a blueprint for that. Haha God bless you!

  4. Some people might roast me for this but I have only read pages of so many religious books and this short version was an interesting read… There is much more to learn about! Thank you for sharing with us 🙂

    1. Thank you so much, Rowan! No roasting on this site, unless we’re roasting chestnuts or smores over an open fire. Haha I love Jesus, and I want learning about him to be as fun and enjoyable as possible. God bless you!

  5. I’m not a religious person, but I find the stories to be quite interesting all the same. This one in particular since I remember watching a movie based on this story, I really enjoyed reading this, thanks!

    I hope that this keeps going as I would love to read more.

    1. Thank you so much for commenting, Ryzehn! I love Jesus, and I love to laugh, and I want others to have fun learning about who and what Jesus Christ is (our Lord and Savior, as well as our dear friend). I fully understand that everyone does not believe, but I know for myself that God is real, that Jesus Christ is real, and that he has been helping me throughout this life. I pray that God reveals himself to you in a clear and unmistakable way. God bless you!

  6. Hi
    I am a Muslim and after reading this story (particularly the old version) , I can say that both our religions share similar views on the same story. In fact,the one of the only’main differences’ that I can find is that we believe that it was pharaoh’s wife who found and cared for Moses (Peace Be Upon Him).
    Overall I find the post pretty interesting and its always good to see how other religions view the same story.Thanks

    1. Thank you so much, Yahya! I love Jesus, love to laugh, and love people-why not combine all three for the glory of God? I love everyone, regardless of religious beliefs, or lack thereof. I know for myself that God is real, that Jesus Christ is my Lord and Savior, and I want to spread his love and truth in a funny, enjoyable, understandable, and relatable way. I find that across religious denominations, we have more in common than we think; it’s just a matter of getting to know a person and not having preconceived notions about that person or his or her beliefs. God loves us all, has created all of us for a purpose, and has work for us to do! Praise God! God bless you!

  7. While I’m not a catholic myself, I really can appreciate the way you put your passion and personal writing style into these bible stories for little children. Love the humor as well 🙂
    Apart from the religious aspect, there is a valuable life lesson in every story. Keep up the good work!

    Catherine

    1. Thank you so much for commenting, Catherine! I love Jesus, and I want learning about him to be as fun, enjoyable, understandable and relatable as possible. God bless you!

  8. I don’t why but I had a feeling that you have children (maybe even more than one) 🙂

    Initially, I was afraid for baby Moses to be eaten by crocodiles in the Nile River.

    It seems like the good always triumphs (at least in the Bible stories).

    1. Good morning, Natalie! Thank you so much for your kind words! I actually do not have children, but I’m good with children and spend a lot of time with my little cousins. Haha God is great and only wants the best for us. He’ll always win in the end. God bless you!

      C.N.

  9. Fantastic web site.
    I really like you are doing.

    My niece was telling me yesterday about the lack of online materials for children.
    This is good. It’s good to teach children about the redudiments of the Christian faith early in life. It’s like an answer to her prayer. I will forward her your link.
    Thank you

    1. Thank you so much, Ibi! I am passionate about grounding children in the Word of God from an early age. When children begin learning about Jesus when they’re young, they’re much more likely to carry these beliefs with them into adulthood. Our world desperately needs it! God bless you!

  10. Thanks for sharing this awesome page, and as my wife always says, “Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it.”

    1. Thank you so much, Samuel! I completely agree with you. When we raise our children in the Word of God and Jesus Christ, even when they stray, God will bring them back. God has a way of plucking at our heartstrings and consciences; he’ll bring us back to himself in his own time, and in his own way. As long as we pray, have faith, stay in his Word, and draw closer to him, he’ll deliver us every time. God bless you!

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