The exciting book of Exodus begins. We left off in Genesis with the wonderful story of Joseph and his death. In Exodus the thread is picked up when we find God’s people enslaved by a pharaoh who didn’t know about Joseph and all that he did for Egypt.
Right away we jump into the story of the slavery of God’s people. Like Joseph and so many others before him, God calls another person who will be the leader of God’s people. His name is Moses, meaning, “One drawn from water.” You’ll read how he was saved as an infant from water from a pharaoh as evil as Herod that we read about in Christmastime.
Every time Moses heard his name, he remembered his being saved from water. Each of us as well could be called “Moses” because we have been saved by the precious waters of Baptism. What plan does God have for you, just has he had for Moses?
The Saturday passages follow the reading list that Jewish people use in their synagogue worship throughout the world. They are taken from
“The Torah,” the first five books of the Bible from Genesis to Deuteronomy that are read each year beginning with autumn.
These Firestarters are from a new edition of The Bible Through the Seasons being developed for families with children. For the Firestarters in the original edition, I recommend the ebook. You will have the entire program of well over a thousand of these introductions with you on your phone or table! Check the menu options at the site for more information.