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Unsung Heroes

Date: August 1, 2019

By faith Moses, when he was born, was hidden for three months by his parents, because they saw that the child was beautiful, and they were not afraid of the king’s edict. --- Hebrews 11.23


To be totally transparent, I had never noticed that this verse in the “Hall of Faith” (Hebrews 11) was dedicated to Moses’ parents and not Moses himself.  As soon as I see, “By faith Moses…” I assume the rest is about him. 


We tend to give a lot of attention to the names and stories we’re most familiar with, but how beautiful is it that the author of Hebrews celebrates the unsung heroes – his mom and dad.


Hiding an infant for three months is no small feat.  Babies are needy and they tend to cry…a lot!  I don’t know how they managed to keep the presence of baby Moses concealed, but I can imagine it took more than one nerve-wracking and courageous moment.  They weren’t afraid of the king’s law which ordered the genocide of all Hebrew male infants.


Their courage is the first link in the Spiritual chain that extends to their nation’s liberation and exodus.  It’s the unsung heroes of a story that keep the whole thing in motion.


Today, let’s take a moment to appreciate the unsung heroes in our own faith stories.  Parents, mentors, coaches, family friends, and a host of others have played integral roles in creating environments for us to thrive.


At the same time, let’s appreciate the joys that come with being unsung heroes in the lives of others.  Our simple acts of courage and faith may become foundational chapters to some of God’s greatest movements!

- Charlie Welke