Mother’s Day is a time when
we celebrate our moms for all the hard work they’ve done. We know being a mom
isn’t easy. It takes a lot of grace, courage and most of all, faith. This
Mother’s Day, I want to look back at a woman whose great act of faith God used
to bless her and us.
After living as slaves in
Egypt for over 400 years, the Hebrew population had grown so much that Pharaoh feared
an uprising. So he ordered all newborn Hebrew males to be drowned in the Nile.
It was against this turbulent
backdrop that Jochebed became pregnant with Moses, the child who would one day
lead Israel to the Promised Land. But she didn’t know that yet. All Jochebed
knew was that she had to protect her baby at all costs. Fearlessly, she gave
birth and over the next few months, by faith, hid Moses from Pharaoh’s
“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).
I like how the writer of
Hebrews links Jochebed’s faith with her fearlessness. We see it in action again
as she placed Moses into the same river where Pharaoh’s soldiers had drowned an
entire generation of Hebrew children.
But this time, things would
By her faith, Jochebed released
Moses into the river. He drifted to Pharaoh’s daughter. And through a series of
providential events, God returned Moses to his mother. Because of her faith, she
is remembered in the Hebrews’ Hall of Fame.
This Mother’s Day, remember
to thank your mom for her faith and tell her she’s in your Hall of Fame!
I’m Joseph Tkach, Speaking of