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SPRING FORTH NOW 2024

But the more they were oppressed, the more they multiplied and spread; so the Egyptians came to dread the Israelites and worked them ruthlessly.  They made their lives bitter with harsh labor in brick and mortar and with all kinds of work in the fields; in all their harsh labor the Egyptians worked them ruthlessly.  The king of Egypt said to the Hebrew midwives, whose names were Shiphrah and Puah, “When you are helping the Hebrew women during childbirth on the delivery stool, if you see that the baby is a boy, kill him; but if it is a girl, let her live.”  The midwives, however, feared God and did not do what the king of Egypt had told them to do; they let the boys live.  Then the king of Egypt summoned the midwives and asked them, “Why have you done this? Why have you let the boys live?”  The midwives answered Pharaoh, “Hebrew women are not like Egyptian women; they are vigorous and give birth before the midwives arrive.”  So God was kind to the midwives and the people increased and became even more numerous.  And because the midwives feared God, he gave them families of their own.  Then Pharaoh gave this order to all his people: “Every Hebrew boy that is born you must throw into the Nile, but let every girl live.”

Exodus 1:12-22 (NIV)



Today, as we celebrate Mother’s Day, let us not forget the sacrifice and vision of our mothers for our lives and well-being.  One may think of sacrifice and vision in terms of some grand scheme, although that is important, however, the little things that add up to the grand scheme are what is amazing and we see when God is in control, He works the little things and does wonders in and for our lives.  From inception, the Mother bears the responsibility of the birthing and continuity of a people, and without question, the very things she does whether she knows it or not contribute to the child’s and its spaces’ future.  Without question such sacrifice and vision come with a cost, Anything Worth Having Comes With A Cost, and is often manifested in giving up tangible and intangible things, no matter how small, so that the child can live, extracting life for and out of them.  If it had not been for Moses’ mother, who gave Him up at birth and then had to give him up again once he reached a certain age, not just that He would live, but also that God’s divine intent would be fulfilled.  When God gives you a gift, opportunity, or possibility, see it not for just what it is but what it can and shall become and extract life, Open Up The Way to the fulfillment of God’s intent for you and your spaces to bring about your life and life more abundantly!

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