Daily Reflections

Put It in a Basket

March 11, 2022 Portia Collins

When she could no longer hide [the baby], she got a papyrus basket for him . . . She placed the child in it and set it among the reeds by the bank of the Nile. —Exodus 2:3

When I think of surrendering something to God, the story of Moses is top of mind. Can you imagine the faith of Moses’ mother? This woman put her baby in a basket and placed him in the very river intended for his death.

What is your “baby in the basket”? What is God asking you to surrender? It might be your children, your marriage, your job, your friendships, or even your health. What do you need to “put in a basket” and trust God to take care of?

Moses’ mother’s surrender of her baby was the beginning of the rescue of an entire nation. The word for basket in Hebrew is the same word used to describe the boat Noah built: ark. This mama’s faith-filled surrender was an ark for the next generation of Israelites. She didn’t know that at the time; she only knew she would trust the Lord.

Make it Personal

Think of those things you need to surrender to God and mentally put them “in a basket.” Then trust the results to Him.