Then his sister said to Pharaoh’s daughter, “Shall I go and call a nurse for you from the Hebrew women, that she may nurse the child for you?” And Pharaoh’s daughter said to her, “Go.” So the maiden went and called the child’s mother. (Exodus 2:7-8)
The Bible records that, at the same time the infant Moses was put upon the waters of the Nile, Pharaoh’s daughter came to the river to wash. Her bath was apparently interrupted by the discovery of the little ark. It would seem that the baby’s cries alerted her to his presence. (We see that, even in this situation, crying and weeping plays an important part in Israel’s deliverance.) Seeing Pharaoh’s daughter had compassion on the child, Miriam seized the opportunity to speak up. Quite cleverly, and quite boldly I might add, she arranged for Jochebed to be hired to nurse her own baby.
It has always amazed me that God orchestrated things in such a way that Moses was raised in the very house of the man who had ordered his murder. Moreover, his mother was paid to care for her baby by the very man who had ordered his murder. In other words we see that, though the Adversary will sow tares in the midst of the wheat, sometimes God sows wheat in the midst of the tares. (Esther is another example of this).
When God places His people in these situations, it is almost always because they will be used as vessels to save His people from oppression and even annihilation. Therefore, should you find yourself in a scenario where you are surrounded by “tares,” consider the possibility that you are there for the benefit of others. You are the wheat sown in that particular environment in order that a harvest may occur. God has stationed you to be in just the right place at the right time for the deliverance of others. He’s done it before; no doubt, He’ll do it again.
Blessings and Shalom,