Sunday, March 13th, 2016
Parent Traps (Part 23)
Thwarted: By Amram & Jochabed's Courage
And a man of the house of Levi went and took as wife a daughter of Levi. So the woman conceived and bore a son. And when she saw that he was a beautiful child, she hid him three months. But when she could no longer hide him, she took an ark of bulrushes for him, daubed it with asphalt and pitch, put the child in it, and laid it in the reeds by the river's bank. And his sister stood afar off, to know what would be done to him.
Exodus 2:1-4 (NKJV)
Amram and Jochabed had three soon-to-be-famous children: Miriam, Aaron and Moses, leaders of The Exodus. While Moses is the Old Testament's most epic leading man, Miriam and Aaron were cast in crucial supporting roles.*
Their characters were formed while witnessing their parents' values. Therein, if generational curses can affect our kids, then generational blessings can affect them even more. Amram and Jochabed were courageous when courage was hard.
Their bravery in the face of Pharaoh's villainous command saved young Moses, for 'They were not afraid of the king's command' (Hebrews 11:23). So whether by nature, nurture or blessings carried forward, these daring parents raised daring children who helped change the world.
Actors, models and talent for Christ: Courage is a commanding order. Parents who are raising performers (and performers who are raising fans) must move when other Christians cower. They must rise when others stay seated. They must come when Jesus says, 'Follow!'
If film is the land of promises, if fashion is the page of beauty, if music is the sound of movement, if theater is the site of light, then your journey into media was ordained before your conception.
Heroes for God are called to be brave, because courage is the proof of faith.
To Be Continued...
* Judaism 101: Moses, Aaron & Miriam: http://www.jewfaq.org/moshe.htm
P.S. To read the other devotions in this series, please see the Parent Traps series.