Jill Jarrell Newsome
As much as I try to stay in God's Word, I find myself thinking some things are impossible. I know that there is nothing impossible for God. Luke 1: 37, "For with God nothing will be impossible.” Usually I think of God splitting the Red Sea. Can you imagine going down to Wrightsville Beach and all of a sudden there are two walls of water making a path for you to walk?! Recently I was reminded of another story we know about Moses. It may not be quite as dramatic but put it all together and it is amazing.
Exodus 1: 22, "Then Pharaoh gave this order to all his people: 'Every Hebrew boy that is born you must throw into the Nile, but let every girl live.'” I cannot imagine having had a baby boy at that time. How scary that would be. God knew this was going to happen and he also knew that a little boy, Moses, was going to be born.
Exodus 2: 1- 10, "Now a man of the tribe of Levi married a Levite woman, and she became pregnant and gave birth to a son. When she saw that he was a fine child, she hid him for three months. But when she could hide him no longer, she got a papyrus basket for him and coated it with tar and pitch. Then she placed the child in it and put it among the reeds along the bank of the Nile. His sister stood at a distance to see what would happen to him. Then Pharaoh’s daughter went down to the Nile to bathe, and her attendants were walking along the riverbank. She saw the basket among the reeds and sent her female slave to get it. She opened it and saw the baby. He was crying, and she felt sorry for him. 'This is one of the Hebrew babies,' she said. Then his sister asked Pharaoh’s daughter, 'Shall I go and get one of the Hebrew women to nurse the baby for you?' 'Yes, go,' she answered. So the girl went and got the baby’s mother. Pharaoh’s daughter said to her, 'Take this baby and nurse him for me, and I will pay you.' So the woman took the baby and nursed him. When the child grew older, she took him to Pharaoh’s daughter and he became her son. She named him Moses, saying, 'I drew him out of the water.'
Can you imagine how the mother felt when she got to see her baby? Got to nurse her baby? I know she could probably cared less that she got paid but doesn't God go over and above? Ephesians 3: 20, "Now to Him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us..." When you think something is impossible remember this. Proverbs 3: 5-6, "Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding..."