How One Birth Mom Acted With Tremendous Courage

For You From The Word

She saw that he was a fine child and she hid him for three months.
But she could hide him no longer.
(Exodus 2:2-3)

For You To Think About

Amram and Jochebed had a new baby son. But as Hebrew slaves in Egypt, they knew the pharaoh’s decree: no Hebrew boys were to live. Once discovered, the boy would be forcibly taken from them and thrown into the Nile to drown. His chances of a productive life, if his parents raised him, were next to none.

What courage this couple showed when Jochebed placed him in a basket in the river, hoping a tender heart would find him and raise him! There was no adoption agency, no screening process, no prospective set of parents to meet. Instead, Jochebed considered above all else the baby’s best interests … and then acted.

God provided miraculously for the boy. He was discovered and raised by pharaoh’s daughter in the palace. Jochebed’s son, Moses, was later used by God to lead His people out of slavery.

For You To Pray

Merciful God,
When it is appropriate for a woman to place her child for adoption, give her courage to do so. Provide assurance that her child will be well-loved and cared for.
In Jesus’ name, Amen.

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