Raising kids in a fallen world is no joke. Spiritual, emotional and physical dangers are everywhere. Moses’ parents experienced this reality in overwhelming circumstances. (Read the story in Exodus chapter 2.) They responded in faith, not fear. Using a basket, Moses' mother performed an inspired, peculiar act of faith, surrendering their child to God’s care. To human understanding, her actions seem very strange. Yet, through faith, she floated Moses precisely to his destiny.
Moses’ parents were blessed with a few more years with their precious son. After that, they had to give him up forever – into a heathen family, no less! I wonder if they ever thought, God, You saved our son for this?! I wonder if they glimpsed the historic magnitude of God’s plan for their son. I think they knew they were part of something big (they saw he was no ordinary child), but I’m sure, being human, they sometimes doubted. However, the lesson they show us is clear: To protect our children in the highest way, we must let go and surrender our lives and theirs to the will of God. Someday, we will fully understand what God has known all along.
This is the victory that has overcome the world, even our faith.
1 John 5:4