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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.
One has to trust God completely in order to dispel fear. Complete trust is complete faith. Spiritual eyes are opened when we have faith in God. We start to see things and events that are unseen or beyond our physical eyes. We can see beauty, hope, peace and good destination as “revealed” by God in our hearts and spirit when our spiritual eyes are opened to Him. And when there is a happy ending there is no fear. The happiness and joy become incomparable to the hardships that may come along the way as we await for the unfolding of the thing we hope for.
Physically, Baby Moses must have looked like an ordinary baby just like Aaron and Miriam when they still were. But Moses’ parents saw an extra ordinary beauty beyond the little boy’s cuteness. They saw a purpose and a calling for their baby. They saw that their little boy will be used by God someday for a certain calling that has been prepared for him. I believe Moses’ parents could even have longed for and wished that they can still see Israel’s deliverance through the man Moses because they themselves longed for that day when they can in liberty. In a land where Israel’s not subject to slavery. In a land where there is no killing of babies.
And so, fueled by hope, compulsion and “force” that burns within them they braved to keep Baby Moses in secret. Probably they may have even lied when they were asked by neighbors if their newly born is a girl or boy. Maybe they also feared inspection or being caught. How can they afford to see their boy taken from them or killed before their sight? The couple must have prayed day and night on what to do as the little boy was growing.
They probably fear being caught when the Egyptians are roaming. They also probably wondered what will happen next or what will be the future of this hiding. They may not be afraid of the king’s edict but also concerned what if reality strikes. Moses’ parents rightfully demonstrated fearlessness of men. Not even the land’s king can threaten them. Not even his edict can stop them. The only Person they need to fear is God Himself who opened their eyes, who gave special beauty to their child. They feared God more because they knew that the little boy was just entrusted in their care and they too have a huge role in the grooming and growth of Israel’s future leader. Indeed, the fear of the True King is fearlessness of earthly kings.
Odet Villareal is a Finance Manager of Philippine Christian Literature, Inc., a non-stock, non-profit religious organization who lives in Pasig City, Philippines. She promotes Christian books in Facebook through excerpts for 4 reasons: promote the book, promote PCBS ministry, promote God’s Word (evangelism) & promote reading.