By: Gabriela Yareliz
Sometimes, when we are making an important decision, we sit and weigh our options. I do this a lot. In the light of the current decision I must make, Moses came to mind.
Hebrews 11:23-29English Standard Version (ESV)
23 By faith Moses, when he was born, was hidden for three months by his parents, because they saw that the child was beautiful, and they were not afraid of the king’s edict. 24 By faith Moses, when he was grown up, refused to be called the son of Pharaoh’s daughter,25 choosing rather to be mistreated with the people of God than to enjoy the fleeting pleasures of sin. 26 He considered the reproach of Christ greater wealth than the treasures of Egypt, for he was looking to the reward. 27 By faith he left Egypt, not being afraid of the anger of the king, for he endured as seeing him who is invisible. 28 By faith he kept the Passover and sprinkled the blood, so that the Destroyer of the firstborn might not touch them.
29 By faith the people crossed the Red Sea as on dry land, but the Egyptians, when they attempted to do the same, were drowned.
In Hebrews 11, the chapter of faith heroes, one sees a lot of what many would call irrational choices. Choices made by faith, purpose and providence. Many choices were uncomfortable choices. Moses’ parents were fearless, and then later, we see a fearless Moses. He gives up comfort, status– everything really. He does this by faith. He decides to walk by faith and endure with difficulties and a difficult people. His people.
Many times, we don’t realize that a lot of walking by faith is really putting God to the test. It’s giving up everything, and letting God have us walk through the Red Sea on dry ground.
God’s glory shines and our faith grows the most when we accept God’s call to do what looks like the impossible.
By faith many things were done. By faith many battles were won. By faith certain people’s journeys became legendary, and they gave tribute to a God who can do wonders through those humble and willing enough. A God so good and loving that He chooses to work through the finite and weak to accomplish His eternal purposes.