Monday, December 28, 2009

Put Your "Baby" in God's Hands

When Pharaoh ordered all the Hebrew baby boys to be killed, the mother of Moses, Jochebed, did something that didn't make sense to the logical mind. She put her baby in a wicker basket and hid him in the reeds by the Nile River (Exodus 2:3). Moses could have been eaten by crocodiles, or the basket could have been swept downstream. But Jochebed put Moses in God's hands and trusted Him to take care of her infant son.

The day will come when you must put your baby in God's hands. The "baby" represents anything that's important to you. It could be your job, something you own, a relationship, or it might even be your child. Perhaps you're fearful or worried that something will happen to your baby. You won't find peace of mind until you let go and transfer ownership of your "baby" into God's hands. The Lord is perfectly capable of handling the situation that you've given to Him.

What happened to Moses after his mother let go of him? A few minutes later, Pharaoh's daughter just happened to go to that spot on the river and found baby Moses. Then, by an act of God's sovereignty, Pharaoh's daughter paid Jochebed wages to raise her own son! (Ex. 2:5-9) And not only that, the Lord later used Moses to deliver the Hebrew people from Egyptian bondage.

When we place our babies in God's hands, it not only releases us from fear and worry, but the Lord is now free to do great things with what we've surrendered to Him. What do you need to put in God's hands?
Keep looking up!