Monday, April 15, 2013

What Now?

Can you imagine what the Israelites were thinking when they fled from Egypt? They had been set free and given treasures, livestock, and food. They were told that they no longer had to be slaves and could go live their own lives. Imagine their terror when they realized the Egyptian army was now bearing down on them. The Israelites were not an army-they were a community of families moving towards a future home. I'm sure that panic set in as they ran from the hordes chasing them. Their forward momentum was halted by the Red Sea. What doubts set in people's minds as they felt the fury of the pursuing enemy and the immovable object of the sea?

What do we do when we find ourselves against a wall of water with the enemy close behind us? Do we turn back to the enemy and beg for mercy? In our haste do we throw ourselves recklessly into the sea in front of us and end up drowning? If we truly believe in God's infinite mercy and have confidence in His sovereignty, we will wait. God has a habit of showing up at the exact moment of need and not a minute early or late. If we trust in His ability to intervene at just the right moment we have the incredible opportunity to witness a miracle.

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