Now a man of the house of Levi married a Levite woman and she became pregnant and gave birth to a son. (Moses) Exodus 2:1
I’m sure this newly married girl would have never dreamed of what would lie ahead of her. Jochebed lived during a time of slavery by the Egyptians. And then the worst happened when the command went out that all male babies were to be smothered in the Nile River.
Jochebed and her husband Amram, prayed, planned and trusted God and He gave them a plan. For three months she hid Moses in their home and the unbelievable task was keeping his brother Aaron and sister Miriam quiet about the whole ordeal.
Finally, it was time to follow God’s plan. Pharaoh had commanded the male babies to the Nile River so into the river Moses would go. However not as Pharaoh had planned!
Moses was bathed in prayer, placed into the prepared basket and then placed into the Nile River. No mother in her right mind would do this. However, they had prayed, God had given them the plan, now it was time to trust.
God was faithful and Moses stayed safe in the crocodile infested waters. After being found by Pharoah’s daughter he was brought into the royal court and was trained by the Egyptians. I’m sure there were many times Jochebed wondered what God was doing not once realizing that God was putting into place a divine plan to rescue His people from the very slavery that she herself was facing.
Each one of us faces difficult situations, but just as God had a plan for Moses He has a plan for us. And when he reveals it to us, we must trust Him and walk it one step at a time!
God often uses the obstacle to bring about the opportunity. Don’t be surprised if God has an unbelievable plan for your Nile River experience. Would we have come up with that plan? Certainly not, but God would!