Gershom

Zipporah gave birth to a son, and Moses named him Gershom, saying, “I have become a foreigner in a foreign land.”

(Exodus 2:22 NIV)

In a foreign land, the fugitive Moses started a family. However, as a reminder of his present condition, Moses named his firstborn son Gershom meaning, “an alien.” In fact, most of the heroes of faith viewed themselves as such. The author of Hebrews reminds us, “All these people were still living by faith when they died. They did not receive the things promised; they only saw them and welcomed them from a distance, admitting that they were foreigners and strangers on earth” (Hebrews 11:13). While on earth, we, too, must realize that we’re only aliens and strangers here. We don’t belong here because this isn’t our real home.

Until we get to heaven, we remain Gershoms.

Published by risingwiththeson

Farah obtained her Honours Bachelor of Arts Degree (with a double major in English and Religious Studies) from the University of Toronto, where she also completed her Bachelor of Education (OISE). While she enjoys teaching, writing gives Farah equal pleasure. She began to exercise this passion with the publication of "Rising with the Son," her daily devotional blog. It is designed to help strengthen the faith of her readers in Jesus. Through her writing, it is Farah's wish to inspire others and help them develop a closer relationship with God and His Son, Jesus Christ.

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