Tuesday, June 21, 2016

VBS Tuesday: God Helps!

What do you know it's Tuesday of VBS!
Today we will hear a story about how God Helps!

Exodus 2:1-10
Now a man from the house of Levi went and married a Levite woman.The woman conceived and bore a son; and when she saw that he was a fine baby, she hid him three months. When she could hide him no longer she got a papyrus basket for him, and plastered it with bitumen and pitch; she put the child in it and placed it among the reeds on the bank of the river. His sister stood at a distance, to see what would happen to him.
The daughter of Pharaoh came down to bathe at the river, while her attendants walked beside the river. She saw the basket among the reeds and sent her maid to bring it. When she opened it, she saw the child. He was crying, and she took pity on him. “This must be one of the Hebrews’ children,” she said. Then his sister said to Pharaoh’s daughter, “Shall I go and get you a nurse from the Hebrew women to nurse the child for you?” Pharaoh’s daughter said to her, “Yes.” So the girl went and called the child’s mother. Pharaoh’s daughter said to her, “Take this child and nurse it for me, and I will give you your wages.” So the woman took the child and nursed it. When the child grew up, she brought him to Pharaoh’s daughter, and she took him as her son. She named him Moses, “because,” she said, “I drew him out of the water.”
Our story today celebrates
God’s help
through the work of five women.

Helping God is more than saying yes to God;
it’s keeping our eyes and ears open,
thinking critically, and,
when necessary, being courageous
—even when it means going against
the powers of this world
that conflict with God’s word
or harm God’s creation.

O God our Helper,
now and in ages past,
we thank you for lessons
on how to think beyond ourselves
and to be your representatives here on earth.
We ask for your help
in sharing this message with others.
Be with us
and we will glorify you always.
In Jesus’ name. Amen.

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