God knows your needs. Do you know His heart?
“When the child grew older, she took him to Pharaoh’s daughter and he became her son. She namedhim Moses, saying, “I drew him out of the water.”” (Exodus 2:10)
Read Exodus 2:1-10
Moses was a remarkable individual. He saw a lifetime of miraculous events that most of us can hardly imagines:
- A bush burns in front of him without being consumed
- God speaks His name, for the first time in human history, to Moses
- A dozen signs and wonders fall on Egypt at his command
- A sea parts in two and the people pass through on dry ground
- God meets Moses on a mountain and his face glows
But it’s not just Moses’ life that we can learn from. If we rewind to his birth (Exodus 2:1-10), there are at least two things that we can learn about who God is.
- God’s Protection – When Moses’ mother could not hide him any longer (Pharaoh had ordered the death of all Hebrew boys) she placed him in an ark. My Bible says “basket”, as I’m sure yours does too, but the Hebrew word is also used to describe the ark that carried Noah and the animals to safety. It’s as is if God is saying, “Remember? I can protect a family and the entire animal kingdom, I can protect this little baby. Remember my faithfulness.”
- God’s Provision – Moses’ birth is just dripping in the delicious irony of God. Think about it: a woman puts her baby in a river, hoping on a prayer. Will she ever see him again? Even if God does spare him, she will never see her baby again. Moses lives! But is picked up by the daughter of the man who wants all these children killed. There seems to be no hope for him. Yet! She has compassion. Oh the irony. She needs a wet nurse, so who does she find? Of course, the child’s own mother! God gives back that which the mother entrusted to Him. And to add to the sweetness of the irony, the mother is paid for the deed. God is so good!
I can’t say what God’s protection or His provision will look like in your life. Accidents happen, health sometimes fails, jobs are lost, and Christians suffer. But at the same time we know that God is good. He is our loving heavenly Father who will protect us and provide for us, as he did for baby Moses and his mother. We can trust Him and He is worthy of our praise.
Father, I can be so quick to complain. Teach me to be quick to call out to You, confident that You are at work, sure that You have plans to bring my family safely through this season. Amen
Question: What do you have to trust God’s provision for today?