January 13, 2014
Exodus 2:5-6, 10b
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. …She named him Moses, saying, “I drew him out of the water.”
When you are just walking along and the Lord gives “drinks from His river of delights,” (Psalm 36:8) they may be more than just little surprises to delight you. Those surprises may have a much grander purpose for you or for the Kingdom of God. Pharaoh’s daughter played a very important role in the life of Moses who then played a huge role in the nation of Israel. Israel truly became “a people” under Moses’ leadership. Israel was established, received instructions and promises under Moses. I think my challenge is to not leave the surprise baskets of future and hope in the river. Lord, show me how to pick them up and care for them.
Can you think of a time that a future was realized because you (or someone you know) picked up a basket while “walking along the riverbank”?