Behold the Bridegroom Comes (Tues. April 27)

The word of the day is “compassion.”  Today’s reading of Exodus 2:5-10 tells the story of how the deliverance of the Hebrews from slavery in Egypt began..  It started with compassion.  An Egyptian princess discovers a basket made of bulrushes floating on the Nile.  She opens the ark.  Her heart goes out to the baby inside, who is crying.  She knows that the infant is a Hebrew boy who should have been killed at birth.  But she saves the child and intends to raise him in the palace.  The baby’s sister is standing by and runs to fetch the child’s mother.  The princess will pay her to nurse the child.  In this way, by compassion, Moses is delivered from death…