BY: RACHEL REYNOLDS
E-MAIL ADDRESS: RMReynolds1984@yahoo.com
BIBLE TEXT: Exodus 2:3-4 (NIV) : 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. His sister stood at a distance to see what would happen to him.
PERSONAL REFLECTION: Last week I was invited to attend a celebration with a friend. The celebration is known as “Birth Mom’s Day” and it’s celebrated the Saturday before Mother’s Day. Mothers who adopted children were able to come and show love and support to the birth moms who chose to give their babies a better life then what they felt they could. During the celebration, the birth moms lit a candle in remembrance of the child they gave up. It was a beautiful and wonderful event and the birth mothers were very grateful.
While on my way home I was reminded of the story of Moses’ mother choosing to give Moses a better life by placing him in a basket and sending him down the Nile. The princess found the baby and raised him as her own child. There are many women who make difficult decisions daily to choose a better life for their children. God opened my eyes that night to see that while we may not all have to make the same difficult decisions He is there to help guide us through. For these mothers God gave them other mothers to support them and their decision.
PRAYER: Lord, help me to understand that all women have to make difficult decisions daily. Whether the decisions are all the same or not they are each difficult. I pray that you are there to help each woman with their own struggles and lead them to your word for comfort.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Rachel has been married to Justin for 9 years. They have 2 beautiful little girls: Andrea who is eight and Ava who is three. Rachel can be seen helping out downstairs in the children’s department on Sunday mornings. She is a stay-at-home mom who loves to bake cakes and cupcakes. Rachel also volunteers at Andrea’s school several days a week and is the director of the school food pantry.