There are many people in this world, that are helping other people in making their life better and making them happy but their own life is incomplete because they don’t have a child.
In the Bible it is written, God: "settles the barren woman in her home as a happy mother of children. Praise the Lord"? Psalm 113:9. I would like to share a story with you given in Bible. It’s about The King of Egypt and Hebrew midwives Shiphrah and Puah.
Pharaoh did not want the Israelites generation to survive and for this reason he ordered to kill the boys. He needed the co-operation of midwives so that he can achieve his goal of killing the boys and leaving the girls alive. For the King it was a big problem to get the co-operation of midwives.
The king’s plan was solely dependent on midwives because the Egyptian nurses did not like to attend the slave women. The Egyptian women didn’t attend the slave women even if their religion allowed it
The birth process was carried out in the presence of a woman of the same race and this was considered as normal practice.
Due to the above mentioned reasons, the Hebrew midwives became very important to carry out the orders of King. The midwives received the orders directly from Pharaoh.
Pharaoh ordered the midwives to kill the boys even before they take the first breath. Pharaoh wanted the midwives to kill the boys by suffocating them so that it was not recorded as a live birth.
Shiprah and Puah, the two Hebrew midwives were unsuccessful in fulfilling the King’s order. The population was not decreasing and the Hebrew women’s continue to give birth to the baby boys.
When the King didn’t see any change in the population, he called the two midwives. He wanted to know the reason that why they let the Hebrew boys live and didn’t follow his command.
The midwives had already prepared an answer of this question. They told the King,” The Hebrew women’s are very strong, they are not like Egyptians. They give birth and do not wait for the midwives to come.”
The Hebrew women’s took very little time to give birth. They were very fast and they gave birth before the midwives arrive. By the time the midwives reached, the baby was born and breathing.
The plan of the two midwives worked. They knew that pharaoh would not order to murder the baby boy after they have been recorded as live birth. This is because he did not want to be accused of murdering the baby boys.
Their prediction was right. The King accepted their answer and allowed them to continue their work. We have been told that, for this act of the midwives, the God granted them the family of their own.
I know that you have brought joy to lives of many people by helping them and I want to convey this message through this article that God has not forgotten you. This thought comes in many people’s mind that God has forgotten you, but I want to tell you that he loves you and he will never forget you.
The purpose of telling you the story of midwives was that, the God gave the midwives a family of their own because of their fear of God and their kind deeds.
O lord. I thank you; for you are good and your love will last forever. I thank you for remembering me. You remembered Hannah and you granted Samuel to her. Now you have remembered me also and I thank you for coming to my womb with a child.