November 18, 2022
“Then his sister said to Pharaoh’s daughter, ‘Should I go and call a woman from the Hebrews to nurse the boy for you?’ ‘Go.’ Pharaoh’s daughter told her. The girl went...”
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“Then his sister said to Pharaoh’s daughter, ‘Should I go and call a woman from the Hebrews to nurse the boy for you?’ ‘Go.’ Pharaoh’s daughter told her. The girl went and called the boy’s mother. The Pharaoh’s daughter said to her, ‘Take this child and nurse him for me, and I will pay your wages.’ So the woman took the baby and nursed him.” Exodus 2:7-9
At a time when Egyptian men were killing Hebrew babies, God used a force unstoppable by men to save Moses. He used women!
God drew from the innate nurturing tendencies that He naturally instills in females. Soldiers could kill a baby out of duty, but women would have to betray their natures, go against their very souls, to let a baby perish. To that end, I am utterly dumbfounded about how any woman could work at an abortion clinic. The whole process goes against the nature of a woman at her deepest core.
In the words of one rabbinic commentary, “Pharaoh’s plans for the annihilation of the Israelite children are defeated by women: the human feelings of the midwives, the tender sympathy of a woman of royal birth, and a sister’s watchful resourcefulness in the face of extremity. It was to the merit of pious women that Israel owed its redemption in Egypt.”
I would add: God directed the hearts of those women to respond in the way He created them to, naturally.
Do you struggle beneath the weight of this World? Do you find it more & more difficult to honor God in your thoughts and actions because of the “enemy’s” intimidation? Perhaps, it will help to remember the simple Proverb that we teach our children:
“Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not rely on your understanding; acknowledge Him in all your ways, and He will guide you on the right paths.” Proverbs 3:5-6
Sometimes, when it seems the Lord has allowed us to drift into the enemy’s hands, it is there that He provides our shelter and eventual deliverance. It is comforting to know we don’t have to save ourselves. Salvation does not depend on our resourcefulness, strength, or piety. We need only to trust and obey the Lord with all we have and let Him guide our “basket” downstream into the arms of His deliverance.