Thursday, September 17, 2009
The Faith of Moses' Parents
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. (Heb 11:23 NIV).
Dr. Tee Meng Hun's sermon on 11 September 2009 touched on the story of baby Moses being hid in a basket on river Nile. Hebrew 11:23 talks about the faith in doing so. But whose faith? Moses? No. The parents.
Yet, the parents' names were not mentioned in the first mention of the story in Exodus 2. The names of the parents only be mentioned in Exodus 6: Amram and Jochebed.
Amram married his father's sister Jochebed, who bore him Aaron and Moses. Amram lived 137 years. (Exo 6:20 NIV)
The parents' names were rather obscured. Mentioned only in the genealogy (that shows that genealogy is important).
This part of the story shows that to have great faith does not mean we need to have great names, doing great things only. It is not about doing great things per se, it is about doing things with faith in a great God.