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A whole bevy of women choose to creatively subvert the powers of death, risking their own lives, for the sake of choosing life. Shiprah and Puah – the midwives who bravely deliver life in defiance of the king, Jochabed – the mother and master basket-weaver who becomes a nursemaid to her own child, a sister protectrix who craftily executes a brilliant family-saving plan, a daughter of a king who says yes to the babe before her, inextricably weaving her life with those whom her empire oppresses. This is the birth of a baby and the birth of a people who will, together, stand on holy ground in God’s life-giving, liberating, power-subverting presence.



Megan M Ramer



Narrative Lectionary Year 2




Image: Photo by Jackson Hendry –

Hymn: VT 740, Words & Music, Daniel Iverson, 1929; © 1935, 1963 Birdwing Music and BWG Songs, Inc.  Permission to podcast the music in this service obtained from CCLI #23488. All rights reserved.

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