But Jehosheba, the daughter of King Jehoram, took Joash son of Ahaziah and stole him away from among the royal princes who were about to be murdered and put him and his nurse in a bedroom. Because Jehosheba, the daughter of King Jehoram and wife of the priest Jehoiada, was Ahaziah’s sister, she hid the child from Athaliah so she could not kill him. 2 Chronicles 22:11
This verse sounds similar to the story of young brave Miriam who saved her own baby brother Moses, from Pharaoh’s decree to kill all baby boys. (Exodus 1:22-2:10) Miriam watched as her baby brother floated down the Nile in a basket. Heart sick she kept watch over him until she saw his tiny basket float right up to Pharaoh’s daughter!! Worst case scenario right!
Can you imagine the desperate prayers Miriam sent up in that moment?! “God please send a big wave to move his basket far away from here!!” but she opened her eyes to find, not a wave, and not a raving mad princess but rather a woman enraptured by her brothers baby sweetness! Hows that for a God surprise!
That answered prayer must have been the faith boost Miriam needed to jump out of the reeds that very moment and offer to go find a nurse (her mother) for the baby! Long story short Moses was saved and cared for by his very own mother! Later to lead the rescue of God’s people out of slavery in Egypt!! Sometimes what seems like the worst case scenario to us is just God setting the stage for a mind blowing miracle!
We see the same bravery, quick-thinking and willingness to step up in the right moment in Jehosheba as she rescues baby Joash; who would later grow to be king of Judah at seven years old and one that would do right in the eyes of the Lord (2 Chronicles 24:1-2).
Jesus, help me to trust you with “worse case scenarios” and to be brave, quick-thinking and willing to step up in the right moment with Your wisdom and discernment just like Miriam and Jehosheba.
Independent read: Luke 12:11-12, John 14:26