Exodus 2:5-8, 10
“Then Pharaoh’s daughter went down to the Nile to bathe, and her attendants were walking along the river bank. She saw the basket among the reeds and sent her slave girl to get it. She opened it and saw the baby. He was crying, and she felt sorry for him. ‘This is one of the Hebrew babies,’ she said. Then his sister asked Pharaoh’s daughter, ‘Shall I go and get one of the Hebrew women to nurse the baby for you?’…And the girl went and got the baby’s mother…When the child grew older, she took him to Pharaoh’s daughter and he became her son. She named him Moses, saying, ‘I drew him out of the water.’”
“On the Sabbath we went outside the city gate to the river, where we expected to find a place of prayer. We sat down and began to speak to the women who had gathered there. One of those listening was a woman named Lydia, a dealer in purple cloth from the city of Thyatira, who was a worshiper of God. The Lord opened her heart to respond to Paul’s message. When she and the members of her household were baptized, she invited us to her home. ‘If you consider me a believer in the Lord,’ she said, ‘come and stay at my house.’ And she persuaded us.”
“…and the Spirit of God was hovering over the waters.”
Loving Father, the current of your grace courses through thirsty lands.
Your Spirit hovers over those at the edge of faith, swelling in hearts open to obedience. Like the branches of an endless stream you make a way for your will to be done.
Stir our dry souls and carve a channel for your compassion to flow through us. May we welcome strangers and friends into homes blessed by your presence.
We ask this in the name of Christ, who waded into the river of death that we might be saved and sheltered in your eternal home.
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