Then [Moses’ mother] placed the child among the papyrus reeds along the bank of the Nile. His sister stood at a distance to see what would happen to him.
Then Pharaoh’s daughter went down to the Nile to bathe. She saw the basket among the reeds and sent her slave girl to get it. -exodus 2
at the last minute we decide to walk to school. i place a ball cap on my head, grab my phone and off we go. i decide that walking is nicer than driving and we talk more than when on the bike. i walk him all the way to the playground give him a hug and off he bounds for another day of 4th grade.
i see a friend that i can’t recall ever seeing in the morning before school. she looks at me and says;
i know why you are here. God brought you here on purpose. He knew exactly what i needed today.
on a fluke, she had walked around the building with her 4th grader too.
did you catch there what i did? i called it a fluke. but it was no fluke.
all the disciplines have been a fight lately. i fight to pray. i sit with my Bible in my lap and my eyes blur and the words are still and dead and stagnate. so i talk with Him about it. and i ask for help. but day after day i find it the same. one day last week the words became alive again and in my joy i shared it all here. i thought maybe the dry season had ended and the rainy season had begun. but the fight returned and it’s been more of the same.
we sip tea together and talk of the deep heart issues. His Word springs forth and quenches as only It can. and i am left to marvel at the words that come and the Truths that we embrace together. i share a little of this marveling especially in relation to how things have felt this summer. and she says;
it’s because it’s in you. His Word is in you.
i’m entering a different place of trust here….always another place of trust.
what she said is true in its way. He has promised that just as the rain waters the earth, so do His Words that go out from His mouth, accomplishing what He intended. He has also said that streams of living water will overflow from within those who are His.
But there is more. i remember Joseph’s words;
and God will surely come to your aid and take you up out of this place…
and i remember how Pharaoh’s daughter happened upon that little baby in the basket. and i acknowledge that it is no less a miracle that my friend and i happened upon each other. And what i so enjoy about the whole thing is that i didn’t have to have showered or dressed for the occasion. i didn’t’ have to have any profound revelation. i didn’t even have to know to show up. i just had to be breathing. all the rest?
was God surely coming to our very aid.