Exodus 2:3 “And when she could not longer hide him, she took for him an ark of bulrushes, and daubed it with slime and with pitch, and put the child therein; and she laid [it] in the flags by the river's brink” inspired my creation of this design.
A new king, Pharaoh, came into power in Egypt. Not happy the Israelites were growing in number, he decided to make a law that he would have any boys born to the Israelites killed. At this time there was an Israelite couple who were expecting to have a baby. When they had a baby boy (whose name would later be Moses) they decided to hide him because they wouldn't let anyone kill this beautiful, precious baby of theirs. After hiding Moses as long as they could his parents did the only thing they could do. They made a strong basket, put blankets around the baby and placed the basket in some tall grass in the Nile river. While Pharaoh's daughter was swimming she noticed the basket floating a little ways away in the tall grass. In the basket she discovered “a sweet, beautiful little baby” and hired an Israelite woman to feed him. She didn’t realize that this woman was actually the baby’s mother. Later he became the son to Pharaoh's daughter, and that's when she named him Moses, which means she got him out of the water.