The Runaway Dinosaur

Wow, I just got kicked in the heart. While watching the latest episode of The Flash, I was surprised by this scene below. Barry, is trapped in the Speed Force, where he has an encounter with something that appears as his mother. She talks with him, trying to help him to accept her death. Not only that, but to accept who he is. Accept himself, his powers, and his reason for existence. Such a powerful, intimate moment . . . which I hope will help you think of your own existence. Your reason for being here. And your talents that you’ve been given:

Jochebed

1205686_1366080140168_fullNow a man from the house of Levi went and took as his wife a Levite woman. The woman conceived and bore a son, and when she saw that he was a fine child, she hid him three months.When she could hide him no longer, she took for him a basket made of bulrushes and daubed it with bitumen and pitch. She put the child in it and placed it among the reeds by the river bank. And his sister stood at a distance to know what would be done to him. Now the daughter of Pharaoh came down to bathe at the river, while her young women walked beside the river. She saw the basket among the reeds and sent her servant woman, and she took it. When she opened it, she saw the child, and behold, the baby was crying. She took pity on him and said, “This is one of the Hebrews’ children.” Then his sister said to Pharaoh’s daughter, “Shall I go and call you a nurse from the Hebrew women to nurse the child for you?” And Pharaoh’s daughter said to her, “Go.” So the girl went and called the child’s mother. And Pharaoh’s daughter said to her, “Take this child away and nurse him for me, and I will give you your wages.” So the woman took the child and nursed him. When the child grew older, she brought him to Pharaoh’s daughter, and he became her son. She named him Moses, “Because,” she said, “I drew him out of the water.” Exodus 2:1-10

Out of all the women of faith in the Bible, how often do you hear of the faith of Jochebed, [יוֹכֶבֶד “YHWH is glory”]? I mean, you often hear the stories of Deborah, or Ruth, or Esther, or Mary (the mother of Jesus)–who are all awesome women of God, but how frequently do you hear of Jochebed? who, in my opinion, is also one of the greatest women of faith. Continue reading