I’m sure all of us know the story of Moses. Pharaoh realizes he’s being outnumbered by the Hebrews, orders all the baby boys to be murdered. Moses’ mother sets him adrift in the Nile river, he’s found by Pharaoh’s daughter, and raised as a Prince. He discovers his Hebrew roots, kills an Egyptian guard for beating a slave and flees Egypt. Marries a foreign woman, has sons and lives as a shepherd for many years. Then he is called by God to go back to Egypt and set free his people. Yada yada. Okay, we good on the recap? Good. Now, on to the point.
Who among you believes that out of all of the Hebrew women with baby boys under the age of two, that Moses’ mother was the only one to take measures to protect her son? How many of you believe that Moses was the only child spared from the wrath of Pharaoh because of his mother’s efforts to save him? How many of you believe that many other children were not spared the fate of being cast into the Nile to drown? How many of you would simply hand your child over to guards seeking to kill him? No! You have a God-given instinct to put your life on the line in defense of your offspring, and I’m seriously doubting that anyone reading this would just say “Oh, okay. Here’s my baby, because Pharaoh said so.”
What’s my point? Well, my point is that there is no possible way that Moses was the only child spared from death. Why is this relevant and where am I going with this?
Well, if we accept that Moses was not the only baby boy spared from death, then we must ask ourselves why we don’t know of those others spared. Why is Moses the only name? Why is Moses the only one who went back to rescue the rest? Because, Moses is the only one who went back. Moses, alone, out of hundreds or thousands who were probably spared, went back to save his people because he was called by God to do so. He survived the holocaust and answered the Lord when He called him to go back and deliver the remnant.
I don’t know who you are, or when you were born. But I can tell you that if you were born after 1973, and your parents weren’t wealthy and married, you were targeted for abortion. You were targeted for death before you were even conceived, but you survived. You survived the holocaust of our age. On any given day, no less than 1500 children are murdered and you could have been one of them. And yet, here you sit. Doing nothing.
We know Moses’ name because he answered the Call. How many children survived the edict to be thrown in the river? We don’t know, because they were silent.
How many children have been spared from the abortion holocaust in our own culture? We don’t know because many are silent. Where are you, my fellow Moses? What are you doing? What is keeping you from answering the call to protect your brothers and sisters being led away to the slaughter? Will we know your name? Or will you be like so many in Exodus who remain nameless because of their inaction. Moses was not spared for no reason, and neither were you.
What will you do to save the remnant? Will you become Moses? Or will you become nameless?
“So now, go. I am sending you to Pharaoh to bring my people the Israelites out of Egypt.” Exodus 3:10