19 The midwives answered Pharaoh, “Hebrew women are not like Egyptian women; they are vigorous and give birth before the midwives arrive.”
20 So God was kind to the midwives and the people increased and became even more numerous. 21 And because the midwives feared God, he gave them families of their own.
22 Then Pharaoh gave this order to all his people: “Every Hebrew boy that is born you must throw into the Nile, but let every girl live.” Exodus 1:19-22
We don’t know their names but these midwives served God with distinction. They knew what Pharaoh wanted and did what they could to protect babies.
Across the world there are men and women like this. You’ll never know their names or where they’re from but their mission is to save babies. They can’t do it all but they can do something, and that’s what they do. In fact, they don’t want recognition for what they do. They will be scorned and ridiculed by those who oppose them and will be libeled by the press. But more often than not, they know their reward will never be handed out on this earth. They seek a greater reward in heaven.
Like the midwives, though, their job is thankless. Still they press on. It’s not a job that everyone can do, but I’m glad it’s being done.
Thank the Lord for heroes of the faith such as this.
Thank God that there are men and women still called by God to stand in the gap for these innocent babies.
Pray that God would give them strength to do it again the next day and the next.