A Woman’s Wicker Basket

Don’t put all your eggs one basket, they say.

But there’s one woman who placed all her eggs in one basket.

Jochebed.

Yup.

Jochebed.

Moses’ mother.

She placed all her ‘eggs’ which in this case, is ‘Moses’ in one basket.

In the midst of all the Dp changes, Instagram and WhatsApp stories over the weekend, we have seen people honour their mothers in ways that are admirable.

Of course honouring our mothers must transcend beyond just Dp changes or social media stories; however, we do have to admit that a mother’s love is one of the most beautiful sensations known to man.

Over the weekend, one woman in particular stood out to me and this is Jochebed, Moses’ mother-

“- And Amram’s wife was named Jochebed. She also was a descendant of Levi, born among the Levites in the land of Egypt. Amram and Jochebed became the parents of Aaron, Moses and their sister, Miriam.” (NLT Numbers 26:59)

She birthed Moses in a time when Pharaoh was out to destroy every male descendant in the nation of Israel. This Pharaoh had these newborn physically thrown into the Nile River!

It was very easy for Jochebed to give birth to Moses and say, “You know what, I give up- Pharaoh is killing all the newborns anyway, let me just allow my son to die-.”

But no!

Jochebed looked out for her child with the little she had, which was her wicker basket-

“… 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 inside the basket and laid it among the reeds along the bank of the Nile River…” (NLT Exodus 2:3)

A woman will use the little she has to save what god has entrusted to her!

What are you going through in your life now, Queen?

What is it that you think is so unbearable that there is no way out?

Have you identified the ‘wicker basket’ in your life which in this case can be likened to any little thing God has given you, be it a song, a smile, a kind word?

Will you allow for God to use this ‘wicker basket’ in your life to save a destiny?

“…Soon Pharoah’s daughter came down to bathe in the river, and her attendants walked along the riverbank. When the princess saw the basket among the reeds, she set her maid to get it for her. When the princess opened it, she saw the baby. The little boy was crying, and she felt sorry for him…” (NLT Exodus 5-6)

She how her action of using the little that she had, brought her baby, (which in any case can be a dream, a goal, a purpose), before royalty- such that this same gift (Moses), ended up being raised in the presence of Pharaoh.

In the course of your season of preparation, whether towards marriage, children, dreams of goals allow for God to use whatever little you have to birth greatness.

He alone can allow royalty to spot you!

Partner with Him, Queen!

Jesus Loves You and I do Too,

Queens in Christ Jesus,

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