“At the time Moses was born, Pharaoh had declared that every Hebrew male infant in Egypt should be cast into the river. But Moses’ parents took seriously their parental duties.

“The scriptures record, ‘By faith Moses, when he was born, was hid three months of his parents, … and [his parents] were not afraid of the king’s commandment.’ When Moses grew too old to be concealed, his mother, Jochebed, constructed an ingenious basket of bulrushes, waterproofed it with slime and pitch, and placed her son inside. She directed the tiny vessel down the river to a safe place—to where the pharaoh’s daughter bathed.

“Leaving nothing to chance, Jochebed also sent along an inspired helper, her daughter Miriam, to keep watch. When Pharaoh’s daughter, the princess, found the baby, Miriam bravely offered to call a Hebrew nurse. That nurse was Jochebed, Moses’ mother.”

Robert D. Hales, Quorum of the Twelve Apostles
With All the Feeling of a Tender Parent: A Message of Hope to Families,” April 2004 General Conference



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