PRAISE & PRAYER PROMPT ••• Hebrews 11 is known as the Faith Hall of Fame.
The writer outlines how men and women of the Old Testament demonstrated faithfulness, living out Hebrews 11:1 ESV which says, “Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen.”
I was reading this chapter this morning and there, among the accolades for everyone from Abel, Enoch, Noah, Abraham, and all the way to Rahab… was a verse that said, “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” (Hebrews 11:23 NIV).
Here’s a list of powerhouse names, including Moses himself, and there tucked in middle, is a shout-out to “Moses’ parents.”
Now if you’re a parent, you know that your identity generally becomes associated with your child.
When I was a room mom in my son’s elementary classes, I was never known as “Ms. Denise,” but always, “Charlie’s mom.”
I learned to answer to that moniker when a kid would ask me a question.
And though my son is 21 now, I would probably still turn and respond if someone called out, “Hey, Charlie’s mom, I have a question!”
Moses’ parents seem to have that universal parent identity, but they did have names.
Genealogy listed in Exodus 6:20 states that their names were Amram (Moses’ dad) and Jochebed (Moses’ mom).
But beyond their identity, it occurred to me that a little faith from ordinary people can have a huge impact.
We may think we don’t have anything to contribute but we do.
And God will honor our faithfulness.
The Egyptian pharaoh had ordered all Hebrew boys to be drowned in the Nile (Exodus 1:22).
Yet, Moses’ parents defied the law, entrusting God with the outcome.
And the outcome was the freedom of the Israelites, led by Moses.
It started with a small act of faith and blossomed into a nation who claimed the Promised Land of Israel.
So when you doubt God’s ability to use you, consider Moses’ parents.
Their small act of faith warranted placement in the Faith Hall of Fame.
Their faith was the catalyst that changed a nation.
So don’t doubt that God can use you in big ways, even when your faithful act of obedience seems small and inconsequential.
Today, as you pray, thank God for the stories of the faithful men and women of the Bible to inspire us and give us hope.
Ask the Holy Spirit to help you live a faith-filled life and trust that no matter how small, He can use your faith in big ways.