The Man With Two Mothers (2 of 9) by Jeff Strite

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The Man With Two Mothers (2 of 9)
Series: Moses and Friends
Jeff Strite
Exodus 2:1-10

OPEN: Real Mothers are special people.
Real mothers would like to be able to eat a whole candy bar (all by themselves) and drink a Coke without any ''floaters'' in it.
Real Mothers know that their kitchen utensils are probably going to end up in the sandbox.
Real Mothers often have sticky floors, filthy ovens and happy kids.
Real Mothers know that dried play dough doesn't come out of shag carpets.
Real Mothers sometimes ask ''Why me?'' and get their answer when a little voice says, ''Because I love you best.''
Real Mothers know that a child's growth is not measured by height or years or grade.
It is marked by the progression of Mama to Mom to Mother...

APPLY: Real mothers are an integral part of our lives.
We wouldn't be who we are without our mothers.

Some of the greatest people in history will tell you how important their mothers were to their lives. George Washington, for example, declared: ''All I am I owe to my mother''.

This was also true of one of the greatest men in Old Testament history, a man named Moses. Moses became the kind of man he was because of the type of mother he had. In fact, who he was, was very much determined by the type of MOTHERS he had, because God gave Moses two mothers.
And they were both good mothers because they both had some of the same instincts for their roles.

For example: They both loved babies
Now, that may seem like a given… but not every woman loves kids.

ILLUS: I once read the story of a woman who went shopping for swimsuits with her mother.
In the department store, though, she was having a hard time finding one that fit. After trying on at least 10, all to no avail, she grew increasingly frustrated.
Trying to calm her, her mother said ''Look at it this way: what would you rather have - the husband and three children who adore you, or a swimsuit that fits?''
Before she could answer, a faceless voice from ...

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