I remember the fist time I saw our son. This little baby, who had been kicking and jostling inside of me for months, was now letting out his first cries as he entered the world. His skin.
The little feet.
Barely a speck of hair on his head.
I am sure the whirlwind of emotions is similar for most moms – a flood of joy and excitement, mixed with a little fear and trepidation! The womb had been so safe, but now we were charged with raising him in a world that seems so scary.
I think this is why I love the story of Moses' mom so much. A woman and mom not terribly different than me. The difference is she was living in a day when it was dangerous to bring a Hebrew baby into the world. She too was struck by what she saw when her eyes met Moses for the first time.
In Hebrews 11:23, we read, "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."
While there is much that could be said about this story, what has always stuck out to me was that she and her husband saw that he was "no ordinary child." God had wired him and gifted him for a purpose that was unique to Moses. And his parents had the vision to see it.