Jasmine's Place Issue No. 1 - September/October 2012 - Page 11

watch Aaron.” would be changed. …………………………………………………… But Pharaoh did not back down and it became too dangerous to continue to hide Moses. Darting into and out of hiding places, looking out to make sure they did not pass anyone on the way, Jochebed and Miriam made their way to the Nile. It had been more than three months since Jochebed had felt the cold morning air of Egypt. Three months that they had braved Pharaoh’s death sentence on all new born baby boys. Every nerve in Jochebed’s body appeared to fuse around her face and mouth when the distinctive scent of the river Nile began to waft across to them. They were close. Closing her eyes for an instant, she placed her forehead on her hands and tried not to think about what she was about to do. Miriam pointed to a little clearing. “Mama, wait there. I’ll just go ahead and make sure the coast is clear.” A sentence that he thought would stop the Hebrews taking over the land. Three months that they had prayed that somehow the edict Jochebed nodded and sank down. Closing her eyes for an instant, she placed her forehead on her hands and tried not to think JASMINE'S PLACE 11