Skip to comments.Moses' Parents [devotional]
Posted on 04/05/2009 4:46:02 AM PDT by tenger
By faith Moses' parents hid him for three months after he was born, because they saw he was no ordinary child, and they were not afraid of the king's edict. Hebrews 11:23
In Exodus 6:20 we learn Moses' and Aaron's parents' names: Amram and Jochebed. It's probably the first you've heard the names. It's intriguing to me that the book of Hebrews doesn't mention them by name. But that also encourages me that out of the millions of lives in the world, we can remain faceless and God will still know our deeds and our faith.
Secondly, those parents knew the edict against the newborn boys: throw them into the Nile, but let the newborn girls live. We call it infanticide. The parents had faith that if they put the three-month-old in the Nile River that some merciful soul would snatch up the basket and care for the child. They were right. They had faith in a God who was bigger than them giving up their child, as painful as that act must have been. They probably could have been killed by Phaoroh if his people had found out.
We too live in a world that is more concerned about the "choices" of a woman than the innocent child she is carrying. In the near future, we will need some of Moses' parents' boldness to overcome the evil that is at our doorstep. In the end we will need to say, I'd rather trust God than a mere man.