Who Saw You?

Jon Opgenorth

Read: Exodus 2:1-3

She saw that he was a fine child. (v. 2)

Behind the big, defining moments of our lives stand thousands of little moments. The burning bush of Exodus 3 is a big, defining moment in Moses’ life, but that encounter was fueled by all the workaday activities that preceded it. For 80 years God wove the tapestry of Moses’ journey in such a way that, as we gaze at the whole, we see threads of his future in moments of his past.

In the days of Moses’ birth, Pharaoh decreed, “Every son that is born to the Hebrews you shall cast into the Nile” (1:22). But Moses’ parents, Amram and Jochebed (6:20), saw something in their baby. He was a “fine child” (1:2). And so they hid their son. They risked death and faced terrible odds to place their baby in a tar-lined basket on the river Nile. Why? Because they saw something other people could not. “By faith,” Hebrews 11:23 says, “they were not afraid of the king’s edict.”

Who saw you?

As we pay attention to the story of our own lives, we begin to see God weaving moments into the tapestry of our journey. We can find people in our past who saw something in us. It may be our parents, but it could be a friend, teacher, or coach. Take time to gaze on your life’s journey. Who saw you? Thank God for that person and tell someone about who saw you. —Jon Opgenorth

Prayer: Thank you, Father, for the people in my life who saw something.