"Then Moses stretched out his hand over the sea, and all that night the LORD drove the sea back with a strong east wind and turned it into dry land. The waters were divided, and the Israelites went through the sea on dry ground, with a wall of water on their right and on their left."
I can’t imagine marching between churning, foaming, roaring, walls of water on a dry river bed with the enemy in hot pursuit. I do know one thing, I would have to focus entirely on God and not the waves.
God held back the crushing waters as long as it took for all to cross-over. All night He held back the water to deliver everyone safely.
God rescued them from captivity and released them from their enemies. His mighty power to save was on display for all to witness.
The Israelites were His and His Presence went with them.
.......They were freed.
..............They were saved.
......................Their enemies defeated.
Do you see any spiritual parallels?
Much has been written through the ages about this miraculous event. Can you pen your own personal story about how God has rescued you? How His Presence is with you?
Have you shared it with your children?
"In days to come, when your son asks you, 'What does this mean?' say to him, 'With a mighty hand the LORD brought us out of Egypt, out of the land of slavery."
On that fateful day when our Lord gave up His life, His death parted the temple veil that we might enter into His Presence and trampled our enemies. He has delivered His captives from sins’ enslavement and leveled the ground upon which we trod.
This is our crossing. Are you focusing on the waves or the Lord?
This is our song, too! Let's use this season to teach it to our children.
Then Moses and the Israelites sang this song to the LORD:
"I will sing to the LORD,
for he is highly exalted.
The horse and its rider
he has hurled into the sea.
The LORD is my strength and my song;
he has become my salvation.
He is my God, and I will praise him,
my father's God, and I will exalt him.
The LORD is a warrior;
the LORD is his name.
"Your right hand, O LORD,
was majestic in power.
Your right hand, O LORD,
shattered the enemy."
[Ex 15:1-3, 6]
[Ex 15:1-3, 6]
O Lord, our Warrior; This is our hope, this is our prayer: "In your unfailing love you will lead the people you have redeemed. In your strength you will guide them to your holy dwelling. The LORD will reign for ever and ever." [Ex 15:13, 18]