Tomorrow two of my sweet children are having their tonsils removed. As I have recently been getting ready for this event I was reminded of a devotional that I wrote for the LeadHer Challenge devotional book that I would like to share with you today:
A Basket Full of Trust
But when she could hide him no longer, she got a papyrus basket for him and coated it with tar and pitch. Then she placed the child in it and put it among the reeds along the bank of the Nile. Exodus 2:3
All three of my children have had some type of surgery. Each time the doctors have looked at me and said, “Trust me; it’s going to be okay.” But I was never able to fully relax until I could see for myself that they were okay in the recovery room. It was hard to entrust my children into someone else’s hands, no matter how skilled they were.
Jochebed, the mother of Moses, did a much better job entrusting her child into the hands of someone else. She knew that her son would be killed if the Egyptian soldiers found him alive, so she set him in a basket in the reeds of the Nile River. Her son was discovered by Pharaoh’s daughter, and Jochebed’s trust was rewarded when her son was returned to her so she could nurse him. Soon there came a time when she had to release him back to the princess to be raised as a member of Pharaoh’s family – an act that required tremendous trust in God to protect him.
Jochebed knew that God’s way was best. Her willingness to trust her son to God’s plan led to the deliverance of her people from Egyptian slavery. With whom do you identify more – the worried mother who paced the floor of the waiting room or the one kneeling in the reeds releasing her son and trusting God for the outcome?
Taken from: The LeadHer Challenge, Author House Publishing 2011 All Rights Reserved.