“About this time, a man and woman from the tribe of Levi got married.” - Exodus 2:1
Many verses in the Bible appear unimportant or ancillary when first reading them. Exodus 2 begins with an account of an ordinary marriage. Yet, Paul wrote to Timothy, "All Scripture is inspired by God and is useful to teach us…” (2 Timothy 3:16)
First, we can infer that all marriage is significant. God instituted marriage from the beginning for our benefit, and it is designed to be intrinsically beneficial and lasting. Secondly, we see that without this marriage, Moses, the Deliverer of the Hebrews, would not have been born. This mother and father are unnamed, and we only know that they are part of the tribe of Levi, but they would give birth to Moses, and take extraordinary steps to protect him from the Egyptians.
This encourages me that the Lord can use seemingly ordinary events to work in wondrous ways. Every union of Holy Matrimony can be a praise to God. Every baby comes into this world innocent, vulnerable, and with purpose. Every parent has the God-given authority, and personal incite to speak life and love into their child. Every teacher has specialized influence and formative opportunity to mold a young man and woman into adulthood.
Moses' story is full of twists and turns, heartache and triumphs, miracles and failures - and it began with a marriage within an enslaved people. Who knows what fruit will come from our lives or the lives of our children? The Lord does. Let us be filled with hope and expectation, abiding in Christ, and looking to His return. Small things can have lasting results.