Thursday 28 April 2016

Tuesday of Week 15 Year 1

I like to watch different types or genre of movies, and one type which I find interesting is the "Thriller" or "Drama" or "Suspense" type. Such a genre sometimes gives a twist to the plot or the characters. For example, a character who appears to be good may turn out to be a crook and vice versa. Sometimes, the movie plot could turn out quite differently from what we would expect at the end. This makes such a movie genre unpredictable, interesting, full of suspense, surprising and sort of mysterious, since one could never guess the final outcome.

In today's reading, we see an example of such a movie genre. Moses, as a baby, had been put into a papyrus basket and laid among the reeds at the river’s edge. Many of us would have thought that Moses' mother would have been the one to keep watch, but it was his sister who did it instead. Pharoah's daughter found the child and decided to rescue him and keep him as his own. Then the irony is that in the end, it is Moses' mother who suckled him till he grew up and was given to Pharoah's daughter, who treated Moses as her son. Who would have thought that Moses was rescued in such a dramatic way, and even became a pince of Egypt, but that is exactly what happened.

What can we learn from this? God is a God of suspense and surprises. We sometimes go through life thinking that things would happen or take place in a certain way, and that certain choices would lead to certain outcomes. But God does not follow our rules. He does things according to His plan, and sometimes the outcome is far better or quite different from what we expected. May we be humble and ready for whatever outcome God has in store for us, for His greater glory.

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