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The Baptisms of Moses
by Wayne Blank
"And she called his name Moses: and she said, Because I drew him out of the water."
The discovery of Moses by the Pharaoh's daughter was not just a matter of chance. Nor was the infant in any danger while in the river. The Lord, and Moses' sister Miriam, were watching.
"And there went a man of the house of Levi, and took to wife a daughter of Levi. And the woman conceived, and bare a son: and when she saw him that he was a goodly child, she hid him three months. And when she could not longer hide him, she took for him an ark of bulrushes, and daubed it with slime and with pitch, and put the child therein; and she laid it in the flags by the river's brink. And his sister stood afar off, to wit what would be done to him." (Exodus 2:1-4 KJV)
Not only the discovery of the infant Moses by the Pharaoh's daughter, but her acceptance of him, were both miracles. The Pharaoh's daughter risked her own life to save Moses.
"And the daughter of Pharaoh came down to wash herself at the river [i.e. The Nile River]; and her maidens walked along by the river's side; and when she saw the ark among the flags, she sent her maid to fetch it. And when she had opened it, she saw the child: and, behold, the babe wept. And she had compassion on him, and said, This is one of the Hebrews' children."
Fact Finder: As we've read, Moses was saved by, and from, water. Even Moses' name meant "drawn out of the water." Was Moses ever "baptized"?