Your Hall of Fame
“Remember the days of old; consider the generations long past. Ask your father and he will tell you, your elders, and they will explain to you.”
Deuteronomy 32:7 (NIV UK)
Mother’s Day is the time when we celebrate our mums for all the hard work they’ve done, but we are not limited to one day in the year. We know being a mum at any time isn’t easy. It takes a lot of grace, courage and most of all, faith. I’d like to use this opportunity to look back at a woman whose great act of faith God used to bless her and us.
After living as slaves in Egypt for over 400 years, the Hebrew population had grown so much that Pharaoh feared an uprising. So he ordered all new-born Hebrew males to be drowned in the Nile.
It was against this turbulent backdrop that Jochebed was pregnant with Moses, the child who would one day lead Israel to the Promised Land. But she didn’t know that yet. All Jochebed knew was that she had to protect her baby at all costs. Fearlessly, she gave birth and over the next few months, by faith, hid Moses from Pharaoh’s bloodthirsty soldiers as we read in Hebrews 11:23: “By faith Moses’ parents hid him for three months after he was born, because they saw he was no ordinary child, and they were not afraid of the king’s edict” (Hebrews 11:23).
I like how the writer of Hebrews links Jochebed’s faith with her fearlessness. We see it in action again as she placed Moses into the same river where Pharaoh’s soldiers had drowned an entire generation of Hebrew children.
But this time, things would be different. By her faith, Jochebed released Moses into the river. He drifted to Pharaoh’s daughter. And through a series of providential events, God returned Moses to his mother. Because of her faith, she is remembered in the Hebrews’ Hall of Fame.
Throughout the year, remember to thank your mum for her faith and tell her she’s in your Hall of Fame!
Great Father, thank you for our mothers. Thank you for their love for us as we grew up, how that often nothing was too much; help us now to return that love in measure.
Study by Joseph Tkach
About the Author:
Joseph Tkach is the President of Grace Communion International (the Denominational name of The Worldwide Church of God UK), and resides in California, USA. You are welcome to attend one of our local Church congregations located throughout the UK and Ireland. For details of your nearest local congregation, check on our website, www.wcg.org.uk under the ‘Churches’ tab, or ring +44 (0)1858 437099.