When Moses raised raised the staff, the sea parted, and the people walked across the sea on dry land. As long as Moses had the staff in the air, the people were safe. The Sea walls rose high, but the Egyptians were still on the move.
They were breathing down Moses' neck with one intention, To Kill All Who Defied Pharoah.
Imagine what that must have been like.
I think sometimes, when I read the Bible, I feel like the characters had some sort of new insight that we don't have today.
You know when you read about Moses, you're tempted to say "Yea, but that's Moses."
But was Moses really that different?
Did he feel fear different?
Did he sense sureity different?
I don't think so.
I think Moses probably felt like you or I do today.
There he was.
In the middle of a miracle.
Hearing the horses running faster and faster behind.
In awe God was doing something miraculous with the walls of water.
But fearfully wondering what was going to happen when he lowered the staff.
It's no wonder there was a movie made of this epic event. This is drama at the CORE!!
We know the end of the story, and somehow it relieves the tension. But in the middle….WHEW!!
I guess I'm imagining today.
I'm imagining all the times we get to see God work in miraculous ways.
In the middle of it, sometimes we can get distracted.
Even when you're in the middle of a miracle, it still requires faith.
The Beauty of the Israel story is "And Israel saw that great work which the LORD did upon the Egyptians: and the people feared the LORD, and believed the LORD, and his servant Moses." (Exodus 14:31)
God used the crazy events of the day to draw the people back to a place of belief. He is in the business of drawing us unto Himself through miraculous occurances in our lives. Even here in Exodus, He chose to bring the Israelites to the verge of destruction, and then resurrect their hope and faith in Him.
Whether you're facing the Red Sea, or the Egyptian army running down your back, I pray today your faith might increase and the hope you you have for deliverance will be full.