Actually, you just might if you knew it was the only chance your child had to live! At 3 months old it had to be torture for her, which is why she sent her daughter, Miriam, to watch over him. In the Judeo-Christian version is it Pharaoh’s daughter, but I don’t think it really matters. Can you imagine the woman who fished him out of the water? Moses’ mother risked her life to hide him, risked his life to safe him, and then the royal woman risked HER life to take him in. The whole story makes me wonder in awe at how God watches over the children He loves so much. Even though awful things happen because of all the evil in the world (I mean, Pharaoh WAS killing all the male Hebrew babies), I still believe that the character of God is love. Evil people exist because free will is a gift of a loving God, and He allows them to choose their own way. And innocent people do suffer at the hands of evil men, but I think those who do are given an extra measure of comfort in the afterlife, much like a mother wraps up her frightened child who has had a bad dream.

Then, when our children do grow up, they begin lives of their own, and they fly from our care, but not from our hearts, and never from the eyes of God. And that, my dear friend, is a great comfort.

Peace, Salaam, Shalom upon us all