Tuesday: 16th July, 2019
Reference text: Exodus 2:1-15
Exodus 2:3 But when she could no longer hide him, she got a basket made of papyrus reeds and waterproofed it with tar and pitch. She put the baby in the basket and laid it among the reeds along the bank of the Nile River.
She obeyed the instruction to ‘cast every male child into the river’ (Ex 1:22), only that she put her own spin on it. However, that is a message for another time. What I’d like to touch on is another way to look at the situation this lady found herself in because in her eyes, her son was so precious that he deserved to live. But there was a problem: she had no power to protect him to the very end hence had to make a hard her decision after hiding him for three months.
You could say ‘she let him go so he could live’. The external circumstances revolving around where he was dropped and how it happened that it was the exact day and time for Pharaoh’s daughter to be present for a bath will remain inexplicable. Yet, we know that a higher power was at work.
Beloved, there are moments when we cling unto things for dear life, times when we think holding on to the things we want to protect dearly is the surest way. However, there also comes a time when we will realise that they are better protected in the hands of God. That is when we have to ‘Let go’.
My dear, some situations will clearly blow you out of the water because they are well beyond your limits. But in the hands of an omnipotent God, those same situations come with assurances and definite guarantees. Moses’ life was preserved because his mother let God take over, that is what we should also do- ‘to let go and let God’