April 16th, 2018
Jochebed Was Desperate to Save Her Son
Exodus 2:3-4 (KJB) And when she could not longer hide him, she took for him an ark of bulrushes, and daubed it with slime and with pitch, and put the child therein; and she laid it in the flags by the river’s brink. 4 And his sister stood afar off, to wit what would be done to him.
There are many desperate mothers who have sons who are indeed “basket cases” and must be released into rushing rivers in this world. Sometimes the greatest love a parent can show to a wandering child is to allow him or her to be released into the surging waters that threaten to drown him or her.
A parent, both a mother and a father are to raise a child according to the commandments, precepts, and standards God has purposed in His Word. They are not to cling to their child and hold them back. Or protect them from the consequences of their actions, or from various trials and tragedies swiftly raging in their life. Doing so, someone once coined “helicopter parenting” is choosing to hover unnecessarily and cautiously and laying a soft blanket of protection over and around their child because danger and destruction are lurking right around the corner.
This can set up a child up for certain personal failure, a nonexistent, or perhaps greatly troubled personal relationship with God.
Jochebed, a young mother, was certainly familiar with the swift decree issued by the evil king for his men to murder young babies. The king’s action was in anticipation of slaughtering a potential future leader recently born. Her swift and faithful action sent baby Moses floating precariously in a reed basket, divinely protected from harm by the will of God upon his life.
No man, including earthly leaders, can stop or befuddle the plan of God.
When a parent hovers or chooses to “spiritually obstruct” the work of God in their child’s life it can both hamper and harm any perceivable perception of the presence of the supernatural power of God at work in their circumstances.
Every child will face desperate conditions in rough seasons of life. Every parent must find the faith and courage to launch their child, despite any untoward circumstances, into God’s carefully crafted spiritual basket, allow him or her to be tossed into the rough and rising rivers of life.
God never promises a journey without the presence of rifts and danger. God desires a parent raise up a child in His way and then prayerfully step aside allowing His will and way to do some heart work. Place your child in the basket and release him or her in the rushing water of this world and allow God an opportunity to save and secure his or her soul.