7 Then his sister asked Pharaoh’s daughter, “Shall I go and get one of the Hebrew women to nurse the baby for you?”
8 “Yes, go,” she answered. So the girl went and got the baby’s mother. 9 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. 10 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.”
Sometimes in life you are in a place of waiting, watching; unsure what your next major move should be. But you position yourself to be ready when the opportune moment comes. It’s rather like the striker who puts himself/herself in a position to make a strategic play – to receive the ball and score, almost before anyone realises what is happening.
Moses sister so positioned herself that she was ready and available for a critical moment (4).There was both risk and patient waiting bundled together in her choice, but she was in the right place at the right time to score an all important goal! It led to Moses being adopted by Pharaoh’s daughter, and growing up in the palace of the man who had wanted him dead – right under his nose! You almost have to laugh out loud, especially when you see that Jochebed not only got her son back, but she also got paid to raise him. How wonderful God’s ways are. He does far more than we can ask or imagine.
‘Pharaoh cruelly sought to destroy Israel, but his own daughter had pity on a Hebrew child, and not only so, but, without knowing it, preserved Israel’s deliverer, and provided Moses with a good nurse, even his own mother.’ Matthew Henry.
PRAYER: Lord, help me to so position myself spiritually that I am ready for any opportunity you send