It’s Mother’s Week and I couldn’t come here with a different subject.
I want to honor them and remember the value of their role. Remember that when a child is born, with it is born a mother and her strength.
A Strong mother
Today I want to talk about Jochebed. At that time the King of Egypt, with the desire to prevent the growth of Israel, ordered that all boys born from the Hebrews should be killed or thrown to the crocodiles in the Nile River.
Jochebed gave birth to Moses, who, by the law of the government, was to be given into the hands of soldiers to be sacrificed. But she was a woman of faith and made a basket, put Moses in it, and left him by the river, hoping the Lord would guide him to safety.
This mother’s attitude could lead to her death, for disobedience to Pharaoh’s orders. But Jochebed trusted, surrendered everything to God and the heavens heard!
The rest of the story you should already know, right? Across the river the basket reached the palace. The king’s daughter found the baby and felt sorry for him. Then Moses’ sister asked if the princess would like her to get one of the Hebrew women to nurse him. In this way, Jochebeth was called to care for her own son and nurse him, being paid by the king’s daughter for this.
Have the faith of Jochebed
God saved Moses because of Jochebed’s trust and complete surrender. He even gave the mother the pleasure of caring for her own son in the safety of royalty.
“Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things” – Colossians 3:2
The bible says in several passages how the Lord answers our prayers, how His ears are turned to those who cry out to Him. This mother’s prayer was heard and God honored her faith.
Even if the world tells you that something is impossible and that it is better to just give up, have Jochebed’s faith and focus on high, not on earthly limitations. Submit everything to the Sovereignty and care of God.
A righteous person’s prayer is powerful and effective, and a mother’s prayer is sure to reach the heart of God. He hears the cry of every mother for her children and her family.
I wish to express my special thanks to moms (including mine). God bless you and the gift of motherhood. Words cannot express how much you mean to us.
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