Exodus 2 shows us how God moves in history. It reminds us of how there is a divine purpose behind human events. Things happen, but nothing ever just happens. From the fall of the tiniest raindrop to the fall of the mightiest empire, all is under the providential control of God. After four long centuries in Egypt that now involved slavery for the nation of Israel, the opening verses of chapter 2 narrow our focus in on a single family. God in His providence arranges the circumstances of the birth of a baby, and that baby will grow up to one day become the instrument through whom God delivers His people from their bondage.