After Moses had sent away his wife Zipporah, his father-in-law Jethro received her 3 and her two sons. One son was named Gershom, for Moses said, ‘I have become a foreigner in a foreign land’; 4 and the other was named Eliezer, for he said, ‘My father’s God was my helper; he saved me from the sword of Pharaoh.’
We have no record in the Bible that Moses had sent Zipporah and her sons to Midian, but the Bible doesn’t tell us everything, and we mustn’t misunderstand its silences. Zipporah and the children would have been safe in Midian, but it was now time for the family to be reunited.
I note that Moses had written his testimony into the names of his children. It is important not only to teach our children the truths we believe, but also to tell them about our walk with God, and of His goodness to us. Moses enshrined these things in their names. In fact, their two names together succinctly told his story.
May God help us find creative ways to share our stories about Him. There is such magnetic power in personal testimony.