Many wonder what true trust and faith looks like in everyday life. Me, too.
Next week a few Jesus-lovin gals from our Precept Bible study are going out to the Lancaster area to see the premiere show of MOSES. I’m excited. An incredible journey comes to life in every show while you sit on the edge of your seat in the Sight and Sound theatre.
You know the story – of the famed Moses found in the book of Exodus 2:1-10.
Got me thinking of his mom, Jochebed. A real lady, in real time, forced to make real life decisions that involved real trust.
She lived in a time when hungry shepherds and their families multiplied in the land – too quickly. Pharoah of Egypt was afraid of the countless Israelites, so he made them slaves. Then he became afraid of the countless slaves, so he commanded that all newborn boys be put to death to cut down on the population. A horrible law.
I can’t imagine the tangle of joy and sorrow that Jochebed carried in her heart while carrying the treasure in her womb. She hid her baby for three months. She made sure her son would live so she placed him in a basket upon the crocodile-infested waters of the Nile.
Sometimes we’re called to do the same.
The wild abandon of this trusting mother knew her Father-God would rescue this child. And he did.
The baby boy who was rescued and raised by the Egyptian princess, right under Pharoah’s cruel nose, grew up to deliver and lead the fertile Hebrew people and to go down in history for talking face-to-face with the radiance of Jehovah.
Wow. Do you trust God with the pen of your story? This is what He wrote for the woman He trusted with His Moses.
What if she wouldn’t have believed enough to surrender her hold on the basket?
Many wonder what true trust and faith looks like in everyday life. It doesn’t matter that it was before clocks. Life is life. Trust is trust. And God is God.
What can an ancient woman teach a twenty-first century woman?
To trust God with the most precious thing we hold on to and let it go into His care.
Whenever I am afraid, I will trust in You. Psalms 56:3