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A Basket Case

  • Pharaoh's daughter came down to bathe at the river. Her maidens walked along by the riverside. She saw the basket among the reeds, and sent her handmaid to get it. She opened it, and saw the child, and, behold, the baby cried. She had compassion on him, and said, 'This is one of the Hebrews' children.' Then his sister said to Pharaoh's daughter, 'Should I go and call a nurse for you from the Hebrew women, that she may nurse the child for you?' Pharaoh's daughter said to her, 'Go.' Exodus 2:4 WEB

    Jochebed gently placed her three-month-old son Moses into a basket, and then launched him into the river. She knew that if she tried to keep him that he would be discovered and killed. She desperately wanted to save him. If there was ever an accidental birth with bad timing, Moses was it. At that time, Pharaoh had ordered that all male Hebrew children were to be thrown into the Nile river at birth, and they became food for the crocodiles.

    Mose's mother came up with a plan to place her son in the Nile river like Pharaoh commanded, but to use a basket. I guess Pharaoh was not specific. The crazy plan was actually inspired by the Holy Spirit, and she obeyed. The baby Moses was soon found floating in the Nile by Pharaoh's daughter. His mother was summoned and they paid her wages to nurse her own child. Instead of being killed, Moses was raised and educated by the royal Egyptian family. In his mother's greatest dreams, she would have not thought this was possible for her son.

    Jochebed loved her child, but she had to let him go and God took care of him better than she ever could have. God gave him a college education and made him into a great prophet. Moses became the most powerful man on earth, and the most humble. Any mother would have been proud to have a son like Moses for he turned out well.

    There are no accidental births in the Kingdom of God. You are not an accident anymore than Moses floating down the Nile river, and if you are pregnant, the child that you carry was given to you by God. He is able to go beyond your greatest dreams if you will only obey His gentle promptings along the way. He can turn the weak and humble into a force to be reckoned with. He can make a way, when there appears to be no way.

    Prayer: Heavenly Father, Your word tells us that Your sheep hear Your voice (John 10:27). I pray that You teach me to hear Your voice better. Please guide me, teach me, mold me. Come into my heart and lead me into all that you have for me today, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray.

    Note: For those who are participating in our Creation Photographers theme of the week: Proverbs 22:6 "Start children off on the way they should go, and even when they are old they will not turn from it." - 'Family Moments' will be our next fun theme and it's wide open for creative interpretation as usual. You are also encouraged to post anything else you are inspired to as well. My photos (in the group) reflect a few of our favorite family moments! Stay blessed and have a wonderful week! Here is the link: Creation Photographers


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Debi Burton
Debi Burton Praise the Lord, Hallelujah! Amen
Nov 19
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Lynn Brown
Lynn Brown Amen!
Nov 19
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Judith B
Judith B Amen!
Nov 19
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Schalk  de Beer
Schalk de Beer

Yes Lord, amen

Nov 19
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Marisa Jackson
Marisa Jackson

Amen!!

Nov 19
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Kay Collinsworth
Kay Collinsworth

Amen!

Nov 19
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Yvette York
Yvette York

Amen

Nov 19
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Gloria Nebarez
Gloria Nebarez

Amen,  I loved todays devotion.  Thank you Jesus, allow me to hear you better!   Thank you Pastor. 

Nov 19
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Theresa Bright
Theresa Bright

Thank You. Right on time.

Nov 19
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Linda Clark
Linda Clark

Yes in jesus name!!!

Nov 19
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Ed Frye
Ed Frye

Amen Lord!

Nov 19
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Dave and Sue Earlywine
Dave and Sue Earlywine

Amen 

Nov 19
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Jose Simo
Jose Simo

Dear Father I've been a sinner and I need to hear Your voice more frequently in a way I understand better. You are my builder and in need of Your help, please guide and teach me to follow You. In Jesus name I pray, Amen. Lead me oh Lord, lead me. 

Needed to read this devotional today, God bless you Pastor. 

Nov 19
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Wanda Pennington
Wanda Pennington

Holy Spirit I want to hear you better. Thank God for All things. Amen

Nov 19
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Liesel  aka  Lisa Wardle
Liesel aka Lisa Wardle

Amen and Amen!!! There may be a bad timing for so many things, but when we look back we can see God's hand in it and that He meant it for good - praise His Holy Name!!!

Nov 19
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Liesel  aka  Lisa Wardle
Liesel aka Lisa Wardle

God will make a way, when there is no other way!!!

Nov 19
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus

Amen!

Nov 19
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Deng Tembreza
Deng Tembreza

Everything is possibe with the LORD, for HE makeS a way when there seems to be no way. PRAISE AND THANK YOU LORD

Nov 19
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Jim Jarrell
Jim Jarrell

Amen! Thank You Lord!

Nov 19
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Susan Petho
Susan Petho

Amen! Praise God

Nov 19
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Pranoti  Kumar
Pranoti Kumar

Amen

Nov 20
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Mari Kaufmann
Mari Kaufmann

God please help me to be in tune. Amen

Nov 21