Shiphrah, Puah and Jochebed were most courageous and confident in their positions of rightness. They were fearless! Imagine having to confront the Pharaoh and disobey his command to kill the boy babies. Think about their response to him when he learned they were not killing the baby boys, explaining, ‘When they would get to the Hebrew women who were having the babies, the babies had already been born and “the women are “lively” and have already birthed the babies.” Jochebed, Moses mother his father saw Moses was a special child. Consider other fearless women: Harriet Tubman, an American abolitionist and political activist, born into slavery.
Tubman was an activist in the struggle for women’s suffrage rights. In honor of her courageous efforts to rescue family and friends from slavery, abolitionist William Lloyd Garrison named her “Moses.”Renowned for her courage, she purportedly carried a gun a revolver and was not afraid to use it. The gun afforded some protection from the ever-present slave catchers and their dogs. She purportedly threatened to shoot any escaped slave who tried to turn back on the journey since that would threaten the safety of the remaining group.” Daisy Bates, a complex, unconventional and largely forgotten heroine of the civil rights movement who led the charge to desegregate the all-white Central High School in Little Rock, Ark., in 1957. Sister Rosetta Tharpe: The Godmother of Rock and Roll, not well known today, she is one of the most influential artists of the 20th century. Her flamboyance, skill, and showmanship on the newly electrified guitar played a vital role in the conception of Rock & Roll as a genre of music.
Featuring archival performances and using new interviews with fellow musicians, producers, friends, and colleagues, this film tells the story of a talented and determined woman that introduces spiritual passion of her gospel music background into Rock & Roll.” [Wikipedia& PBS.org] Back to the subject: Why would the Pharaoh and Herod campaign this insidious revenge of killing the boy babies? to prevent the coming of the Messiah. Their efforts were thwarted. As is well known, Moses escaped through the help of his parents and the Pharaoh’s daughter adopted Moses. The shepherds and Joseph and Mary were instrumental in helping Jesus escape from the vicious Herod. Why all this intense drama? Their motives were the same: STOP HIM from coming. Now, [in my view] we have a replay in the killing of the innocents.
Could it be that the motive lingers that according to Christian belief, the Christ will return. Could it be the 60,000 million abortions are unconsciously committed thinking that He will be one of them destroyed & prevent His return and destroy Him in the process?? Just thinking….. Teach the children. Jeanette Grattan Parker, Ph.D., Superintendent Today’s Fresh Start Charter School; author, speaker, All rights reserved copyright: Will You Marry Me; Inquiring Minds Want to Know. [email protected]