Posted by: trbccoffeebreak | May 12, 2014

God’s Amazing Plan

???????????????????????????????????????“She (Jochebed) placed the child in it and set it among the reeds by the bank of the Nile.” Exodus 2:3b (HCSB)

Tremendous faith lowered a basket in the reeds of the Nile. Hiding the baby boy had become impossible – impending death loomed ahead. The risky waters of the Nile seemed safer than the killing hands of the mighty Pharaoh – options eliminated, Jochebed looked down into Moses’ beautiful eyes and let go.

Ever weigh the options of the impossible and the risky with your children? Wondering which way to turn, how to intervene while uncertainty and danger loomed ahead.

Motherhood isn’t for the faint of heart – birth proves that point. Excruciating pain welcomes the tender cries of our sweet bundle of joy, but then reality sets in and responsibilities overwhelm. Sleepless nights and exhaustion unveils our perceived unworthiness to be trusted with the life cuddled in our arms. And that’s just the beginning of those priceless moments that send us soaring in one breath and then running for cover. Toddlers cling to our every move, preschoolers ask unending questions, teenagers question our ability to know anything and gradually every step along the way – we’re letting go.

Like Jochebed, we too look into the beautiful eyes of our children and release their future into God’s hands. Unwavering faith that sometimes holds and cuddles. Uncompromising faith that often hovers from a distance. Unshakeable faith that trust and believes that God can protect, lead and guide when we must release. Moses’ destiny wasn’t dependent on Jochebed’s intervention; his days were ordained by the One whose plans far surpassed her wildest dreams. God transformed her faith beyond the impossible and rescued a nation.

“Sweet Jesus, how we love those little fingers that cling to ours. How we long to lead them to Your heart. Help us to release their future into Your hands.”

 

For His Glory

Janet Martin
TRBC Coffee Break

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