It was a small basket holding precious cargo.
She had prayed for months, before he was born and since the day of his birth. Prayed for God to give her wisdom, to spare her son, to comfort her breaking heart. Now she knew what she had to do. So she crafted a basket then prepared to float her precious son onto the Nile, into enemy territory. In faith, she laid her fine son inside, praying all the while. She placed all her hopes, all her expectations in God’s hands.
God had shown her when to shelter this little one. Now He was asking her to let go and trust Him with her son. After all, God had a much bigger plan for this baby. What a plan it was, deliverer of the Hebrews from slavery, leader of a nation to a land of promise, a friend of God.
The phrase “let go and let God” comes to mind. Along with the question, What things in my life is God asking me to place in the basket and float it into the Nile, away from me, and trust God to redeem?
(An excerpt used with permission from Ladies Bible Study, taught by Mindy C., July 9. 2009)