Monday, January 30, 2012

They are his kids!

Ex. 2:2-3: But when she could hide him no longer, she got a papyrus basket for him and coated it with tar and pitch. Then she placed the child in it and put it among the reeds along the bank of the Nile (NIV).
I was agonizing over an issue that one of my children had encountered and feeling quite overwhelmed to be honest.  I was trying to figure out in my mind how I was going to fix things and make them better.  It then occurred to me that I am not the one able to mend the struggles in my children's lives.  I am not the one I should be relying on to "make things better."  I needed to take it to the source that created these special beings that call my mommy and let him guide my steps.
Pharaoh ordered that every male born to the Hebrews be thrown in the Nile. Moses was born during this time and, after three months, his mother realized she could hide him no longer. Imagine her angst as she left him in the basket among the reeds in the Nile River! She did not know what the future held, but she released her son by her faith in God.
Some moments bring a special awareness that we, too, are releasing our kids to God. Saying goodbye as we drop them off for their first day of kindergarten. Handing them the car keys as they take it out for a drive on their own. Watching them stand at the altar and commit their life to another in marriage. As you release your kids, remember that God has a plan! The road may not always be easy, but have faith in His wisdom and eternal purposes.
Trust God—they really are His kids after all.

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