I will be packing my son up in two weeks, to head off to college in Tennessee. I had no idea until now, that my heart could explode with pride, and shatter with grief all at the same time, and yet here I am.
To be honest, I’ve been trying not to even think about the quickly approaching date despite my ever growing to do list, just to get him there.
Then a friend posted the story of Moses on her social media. We have all heard that story. Moses’ mother feared for his life, so she laid him in a reed basket for the princess to find, which she did. And the rest, as they say, is history.
But the part that struck me like a bolt of lightening was Exodus 2:3 NLT
“But when she could no longer hide him, she got a basket made of papyrus reeds and waterproofed it with tar and pitch. She put the baby in the basket and laid it among the reeds along the bank of the Nile River.”
She put the baby in the basket.
In a river.
And left him.
So many times, I have glossed right over those words not ever realizing the magnitude of that statement.
Because, in two weeks I too will be putting my baby in the basket.
In a river.
And leaving him.
Will the basket keep him safe? Where will the river’s currents take him? Who will find him?
Sweet Mamas, each of us are about to put our babies in the basket. Whether it’s to school, or daycare, or college, or marriage, or a new job, we are all about to place our babies in the basket.
And I know it’s downright terrifying.
Moses’ mother didn’t focus on the raging river and neither should we. Instead, focus on the fact that the basket is strong, and by putting your baby in the basket, you are giving them incredible opportunities. Because as much as we love our babies, Jesus loves them even more.
Mamas, you can completely trust the One who died for you, so boldly put your baby in His basket.
CHM Guest contributor
Katherine is a 43 year old mother of two, born and raised in Georgia. She teaches horse back riding lessons to Special Needs kids, is the librarian for her church, and is on the Board of Directors for the Southeastern PANS and PANDAS Association. She also enjoys riding horses playing with her donkeys, facilitating a women’s Bible Study, and loves coffee, the ocean, reading Christian Mystery books, and of course writing. You can read her blog posts at: www.wonderingwidow.com