There is a tremendous responsibility for a mother to raise up a child in the love and admonition of the Living God. (See Proverbs 22:6)
I thank God for the example we have in Jochebed, the mother of Moses. We read about her, her husband Amram, and Moses in Exodus 2:1-10. However, in Hebrews 11:23, we discover the reason for her actions - she moved in faith! "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." (NIV)
Although we know little about Jochebed, we can learn much about her faith in God to surrender her child into His hands. She placed Moses in a well-prepared and sealed papyrus basket into the dangerous and crocodile-filled Nile River (symbolic of our present world).
Acting on faith, this mother was moved to release her son unto God's care. She did not now he would be the very man God would use to deliver Israel after 400 years of bondage and enslavement. What a mother of faith! What a child of God!
NOW, GO LIVE IT!